noun fac·to·tum \fak-ˈtō-təm\

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

Full Definition of FACTOTUM

:  a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities
:  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

Other Job Terms

milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with FACTOTUM


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