jack–of–all–trades

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noun \ˌjak-əv-ˌȯl-ˈtrādz\

Definition of jack–of–all–trades

plural

jacks–of–all–trades

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

First Known Use of jack–of–all–trades

1618



JACK–OF–ALL–TRADES Defined for English Language Learners

jack-of-all-trades

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Definition of jack–of–all–trades for English Language Learners

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


JACK–OF–ALL–TRADES Defined for Kids

jack–of–all–trades

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noun \ˌjak-əv-ˌȯl-ˈtrādz\

Definition of jack–of–all–trades for Students

plural

jacks–of–all–trades

\ˌjaks-əv-\
  1. :  a person who can do several kinds of work fairly well


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