Definition of Factotum

1. Noun. A servant employed to do a variety of jobs.

Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant

Definition of Factotum

1. n. A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.

Definition of Factotum

1. Noun. (dated) A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A general servant. ¹

3. Noun. A jack of all trades. ¹

4. Noun. An individual employed to do all sorts of duties. ¹

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Definition of Factotum

1. a person employed to do many kinds of work [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Factotum

factory method patterns
factory pattern
factory patterns
factory price
factory reset
factory ship
factory team
factory whistle
factory worker
factotum (current term)
facts on the ground

Literary usage of Factotum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"Over and above these we have my old colleague in the Massachusetts Legislature, Mr. Alvah Crocker of Fitchburg, and George Morey, whilom the great factotum ..."

2. Autobiography of Rev. Abel C. Thomas: Including Recollections of Persons by Abel Charles Thomas (1852)
"Preaches in Philadelphia—New Brunswick—Quaker prejudice— factotum in New York—My privileges—The old serpent in Masonic Hall—Preaches in Lancaster and ..."

3. Ten Years of My Life (1877)
"... Hooker commanding the Potomac army—Otir factotum, old Groeben —General Sickles—His sumptuous festival--How Uncle Sam cared for his soldiers—Mr. and Mrs. ..."

4. The Second Post: A Companion to "The Gentlest Art" by Edward Verrall Lucas (1910)
"... Garrick and his factotum <2y <2>- <2>- -o (W. Stone to David Garrick) I Thursday noon SIR, — Mr. Lacy turned me out of the lobby yesterday, ..."

5. My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa: As Medical Officer of the Emin by Thomas Heazle Parke (1891)
"... commandant of Ms\va Station overtakes us—Huri, my factotum—Lack of hair on the faces of natives—Mr. Stanley ill for tlm second time with a violent ..."

6. In Tuscany: Tuscan Towns, Tuscan Types and the Tuscan Tongue by Montgomery Carmichael (1906)
"... II MY UNPAID factotum HE was the first acquaintance I made in Tuscany. I was leaning over the steamer's side looking down at the swarm of boats that ..."

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