a worker expected to serve in any capacity when called on.
an actor of miscellaneous small parts.
Baseball. a player who is not a regular and whose value lies in an ability to play several positions.
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- utility function,
- utility player,
- utility pole,
- utility program,
- utility room,
- utility truck
Origin of utility man
First recorded in 1850–55
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noun mainly US
a worker who is expected to serve in any of several capacities
an actor who plays any of numerous small parts
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