See also: factótum

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin factotum ‎(literally do everything), from Latin fac, present singular imperative of faciō ‎(do, make) + tōtum ‎(everything); attested in English from 1566.

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factotum ‎(plural factotums)

  1. (dated) A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.
  2. (dated) A general servant.
    • 1847, Herman Melville, Omoo, Chapter 73,
      I had almost forgotten Monee, the grinning old man who prepared our meal. […] He was Po-Po’s factotum—cook, butler, and climber of the bread-fruit and cocoa-nut trees; and, added to all else, a mighty favourite with his mistress; with whom he would sit smoking and gossiping by the hour.
  3. A jack of all trades.
  4. An individual employed to do all sorts of duties.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɑkˈtoː.tʏm/
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  • Hyphenation: fac‧to‧tum

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin factotum ‎(literally do everything), from Latin fac, present singular imperative of faciō ‎(do, make) + tōtum ‎(everything).

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factotum m ‎(plural factotums, diminutive factotumpje n)

  1. factotum (jack-of-all-trades)

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factotum m ‎(invariable)

  1. An individual employed to do all sorts of duties.
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