- a person, as a handyman or servant, employed to do all kinds of work around the house.
- any employee or official having many different responsibilities.
Origin of factotum
Examples from the Web for factotum
Historical Examples of factotum
He is a postmaster of Oughterard, and a kind of factotum in the town.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
He met Gourville, a wit and factotum of the court, and told him of his misfortune.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
He came, and was factotum with the novelty of a fixed salary.White Lies
He was her factotum, in whom she had greater faith than in any member of her household.Chatterbox, 1906
Entering the ground, he was confronted by his factotum, the Italian, Silvio.Mary Louise Solves a Mystery
L. Frank Baum
- a person employed to do all kinds of work