plural -s
: a broadly inclusive and often oversimplified thesis that is intended to cover all possible variations within an area of concern

Word History


Greek panchrēston panacea, from neuter of panchrēstos good for all work, from pan- + chrēstos useful

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of panchreston was in 1956

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“Panchreston.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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