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factotum

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noun fac·to·tum \fak-ˈtō-təm\

Simple Definition of factotum

  • : a person whose job involves doing many different types of work

Full Definition of factotum

  1. 1 :  a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities

  2. 2 :  a general servant

Examples of factotum

  1. He was the office factotum.



Origin of factotum

New Latin, literally, do everything, from Latin fac (imperative of facere do) + totum everything


First Known Use: 1566

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