Definition of factotum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fækˈtəʊtəm//
; NAmE NAmE//fækˈtoʊtəm//
(formal or humorous)
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a person employed to do a wide variety of jobs for somebody I became her assistant and general factotum. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally in the phrases dominum (or magister) factotum, translating roughly as ‘master of everything’, and Johannes factotem ‘John do-it-all’ or ‘Jack of all trades’): from medieval Latin, from Latin fac! ‘do!’ (imperative of facere) + totum ‘the whole thing’ (neuter of totus).
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