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fac·to·tum

 (făk-tō′təm)
n.
An employee or assistant who serves in a wide range of capacities.

[Medieval Latin factōtum : Latin fac, imperative of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots + Latin tōtum, everything, from neuter of tōtus, all; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.]

factotum

(fækˈtəʊtəm)
n
a person employed to do all kinds of work
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin fac! do! + tōtum, from tōtus (adj) all]

fac•to•tum

(fækˈtoʊ təm)

n.
an assistant who takes on a wide range of tasks and responsibilities.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin, = Latin fac make, do (imperative of facere) + tōtum, neuter of tōtus all]

factotum

a general assistant, engaged to do all varieties of work.
See also: Occupations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.factotum - a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

factotum

noun Man Friday or Girl Friday, handyman, jack of all trades, odd job man, maid of all work, odd-jobber, man of all work I was a sort of office boy and a general factotum.
Translations
děvče pro všechno
faktotum
tótumfaktum
faktotum

factotum

[fækˈtəʊtəm] Nfactótum mf

factotum

[fækˈtəʊtəm] nfactotum m, intendant(e) m/ffact sheet nfiche f d'informations

factotum

nFaktotum nt

factotum

[fækˈtəʊtəm] nfactotum m/f inv
References in classic literature ?
The head woman, Madame Lardot's factotum, an old maid of forty-six, hideous to behold, lived on the opposite side of the passage to the chevalier.
You know my man Davenport--private secretary, confidential man of business, and general factotum.
The Prime Minister prides himself on doing without a chauffeur, but he can't do without a factotum and Jack-of-all-trades; and poor old Bunker has to play the part of a universal genius, which God knows he was never meant for.
This was the cheerful servant of that establishment, who, in her part of factotum, turned groom and ostler at times.
Gallop off to our Moscow estate," he said to the factotum who appeared at his call.
But I have been talking to this young Ladislaw that Brooke is making a factotum of.
The King signed to the Great Head Factotum to approach.
Forty-three, Sire," said the Great Head Factotum, completing the scrutiny.
In the bungalow at Mill Valley he lived alone, save for Lee Sing, the Chinese cook and factotum, who knew much about the strangeness of his master, who was paid well for saying nothing, and who never did say anything.
The instant the factotum had closed the door, Valentin addressed the girl with an entirely new earnestness.
She's the mater's factotum, companion, Jack of all trades
Becky as Monsieur Fiche said (since Monseigneur's death he has returned to his native country, where he lives much respected, and has purchased from his Prince the title of Baron Ficci), and the factotum objected to have to do with assassination; or whether he simply had a commission to frighten Mrs.