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Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Definitions for factotum

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

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Citations for factotum
Mr. Hersey thus became Mr. Lewis's summertime factotum, copying pages of a play that Lewis was writing about Communism. Richard Severo, New York Times
She is a blind, paraplegic forensic hypnotist, and he is her brother and general factotum. Newgate Callendar, New York Times
Origin of factotum
Factotum is from Medieval Latin, from Latin fac totum, "do everything," from facere, "to do" + totus, "all."
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