Breeding ground for crap

catch·all

noun, \ˈkach-ˌȯl, ˈkech-\

Definition

something that holds or houses any kind junk, toy, gadget, hair accessory or any variety of things: my dresser

Examples

  1. Soph uses my dresser as a catchall.
  2. I do not appreciate my dresser being used as a catchall.
  3. My cat often jumps onto the dresser and uses the catchall as a place to find a good “toy” to paw and knock off onto the floor.

First Known Use

1838 – likely when another mother properly and sternly scolded her child for leaving his tin soldier, Jacks, Pick-up Sticks and Yo-Yo in the butter churn.

Sample gallery of items often found here:

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