Simple Definition of factotum
: a person whose job involves doing many different types of work
Full Definition of factotum
1 : a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities
2 : a general servant
Examples of factotum
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
Rhymes with factotum
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