Definition of catch-all in English:

catch-all

Syllabification: catch-all

noun

[usually as modifier]
A term or category that includes a variety of different possibilities: the stigmatizing catch-all term “schizophrenia.”
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  • It's not, and it shouldn't be used as a kind of catch-all term to mean a big, powerful country.
  • Eczema is a catch-all term for a number of different skin problems; the most common type, atopic dermatitis, is an allergic condition.
  • The ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary is a catchy but catch-all term used to describe a variety of observational documentary forms.

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