multitasker

noun mul·ti·task·er \ ˈməl-tē-ˌta-skər , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multitasker

plural multitaskers
: someone or something that performs multiple tasks : one that multitasks:
a : a person who can perform or manage many tasks at the same time
  • The ultimate multitasker, he routinely had a half-dozen or more projects under contract at the same time, all of which would be seen to timely completion.
  • —Mark S. Micale
b : something that has many functions or uses
  • Skin is our largest organ, and it's a multitasker: It retains fluids while protecting us from bacteria and other foreign objects, it insulates, and it facilitates hair growth and perspiration.
  • —Rebecca Skloot

First Known Use of multitasker

1982

in the meaning defined above

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