Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Definitions for factotum
- any employee or official having many different responsibilities.
- a person, as a handyman or servant, employed to do all kinds of work around the house.
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Citations for factotum
Mickey was a qualified solicitor who no longer practised the law but instead worked full-time as a factotum, fixer and odd-job man for a Premiership football club.
"I hope I shall not seem to boast if I say that I am the factotum here, the proprietress's right hand, she having been widowed these ten years."
Origin of factotum
Factotum has roots in the Latin facere meaning "to make; do" and tōtus meaning "all." It entered English in the mid-1500s.