catchall

[ kach-awl ]
/ ˈkætʃˌɔl /

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.

Nearby words

  1. catch-all,
  2. catch-as-catch-can,
  3. catch-colt,
  4. catch-cord,
  5. catch-up,
  6. catchcry,
  7. catcher,
  8. catcher in the rye, the,
  9. catcher resonator,
  10. catcher's box

Origin of catchall

1830–40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase catch all

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