from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An employee or assistant who serves in a wide range of capacities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.
- n. A general servant.
- n. A jack of all trades.
- n. An individual employed to do all sorts of duties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person employed to do all kinds of work or business; a person with many different responsibilities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who does everything; specifically, one who is called upon or employed to do all kinds of work for another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, ("do everything"), from Latin fac, present singular imperative of faciō ("do, make") + tōtum ("everything"); attested in English from 1566. (Wiktionary)