catchall

noun, often attributive catch·all \ ˈkach-ˌȯl , ˈkech- \
Updated on: 13 May 2018
: something that holds or includes odds and ends or a wide variety of things
  • a catchall tray
  • dyspepsia is a catchall term for stomach discomfort

Examples of catchall in a Sentence

  1. They used the drawer as a catchall for kitchen items.

  2. “The arts” is a catchall for a variety of activities from painting to music.

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1838

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catchall

  • : something that holds or includes many different things


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