Definition of catchall
: 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
They used the drawer as a catchall for kitchen items.
“The arts” is a catchall for a variety of activities from painting to music.
Recent Examples of catchall from the Web
LeEco, a catchall name for a variety of businesses controlled by the internet tycoon Jia Yueting, poses little threat by itself to China’s financial system.
Beyond not trying to be a catchall company, Netflix views its platform as ideal for binge watching on-demand material.
Solar flares are semi-famous as a catchall technology excuse (Why’s the network down?
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Definition of catchall for English Language Learners
: something that holds or includes many different things
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