Definition of factotum in English:

factotum

Line breaks: fac|to¦tum
Pronunciation: /fakˈtəʊtəm
 
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noun (plural factotums)

Origin

mid 16th century (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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