[jak-uh v-awl-treydz, jak-]
- a person who is adept at many different kinds of work.
Origin of jack-of-all-trades
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for jack-of-all-trades
He'd been in the Pacific a while, they say, and was a Jack-of-all-trades in America.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
To this let us add, finally, the versatile career of the jack-of-all-trades.The Ordeal of Mark Twain
Van Wyck Brooks
Here no keeper would be required; merely a Jack-of-all-trades.
So he calls him a "Jack-of-all-trades," that is, a man who did a little of everything.The Shakespearean Myth
They are required to be jack-of-all-trades, and masters of each.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 6 (of 6)