jack-of-all-trades

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\ ˌjak-əv-ˌȯl-ˈtrādz How to pronounce jack-of-all-trades (audio) \
plural jacks-of-all-trades

Definition of jack-of-all-trades

: a person who can do passable work at various tasks : a handy versatile person

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1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jack-of-all-trades was in 1618

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jack-of-all-trades

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jack-of-all-trades

: a person who has many skills : a person who can do many different jobs

jack-of-all-trades

noun
\ ˌjak-əv-ˌȯl-ˈtrādz\
plural jacks-of-all-trades\ ˌjaks-​əv-​ \

Kids Definition of jack-of-all-trades

: a person who can do several kinds of work fairly well

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