Factotum Definition

făk-tōtəm
factotums
noun
An employee or assistant who serves in a wide range of capacities.
American Heritage
A person hired to do all sorts of work; handyman.
Webster's New World

(dated) A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.

Wiktionary

(dated) A general servant.

Wiktionary
A jack of all trades.
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Origin of Factotum

  • Medieval Latin factōtum Latin fac imperative of facere to do dhē- in Indo-European roots Latin tōtum everything from neuter of tōtus all teutā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin factotum (literally “do everything”), from Latin fac, present singular imperative of faciō (“do, make”) + tōtum (“everything”); attested in English from 1566.

    From Wiktionary

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