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catchall

[ kach-awl ]
/ ˈkætʃˌɔl /
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noun
a bag, basket, or other receptacle for odds and ends.
something that covers a wide variety of items or situations: The list is just a catchall of things I want to see or do on vacation.
adjective
covering a wide variety of items or situations: The anthology is a catchall collection.
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Origin of catchall

1830–40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase catch all
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British Dictionary definitions for catchall

catch-all

noun
  1. something designed to cover a variety of situations or possibilities
  2. (as modifier)a catch-all clause
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