American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who can do many different kinds of work.
- n. alternative spelling of jack of all trades.
“LeBron presented himself as a jack-of-all-trades on the court.”
“But the Genesee worker is more flexible, a jack-of-all-trades able to tackle different jobs and shifts.”
“You have to love a precious stone that is perceived as sensitive and emotional, a gemstone with the power to unearth and reflect its owner's feelings -- a jack-of-all-trades, a guiding beacon in this increasingly tortuous path of our lives.”
“His character might be better described as the quintessential misfit: shunned by polite society, unlucky in love, jack-of-all-trades but master of none.”
“Then for the other there's Coach Bruce Boudreau favorite and jack-of-all-trades Matt Hendricks, the seemingly NHL-ready Andrew Gordon or physical Jay Beagle. poll by twiigs. com”
“Hoffman said he'll help out where I can, be a jack-of-all-trades.”
“A dangerous jack-of-all-trades, Metcalf will stick on this roster even if he's not a prototypical receiver.”
“Damien is a multilingual jack-of-all-trades who speaks fluent Swedish, Norwegian, English, plus enough French to not starve when in Paris and enough Swahili to know when mother was angry.”
“In the centuries that followed, Swedenborg attracted any number of followers, many of them influential, like Ralph Waldo Emerson and William Butler Yeats, and some obscure, like the fellow who contacted me, a forty-something surveyor, ski resort jack-of-all-trades, and mathematician, who prefers the anonymity of “Mr. Southwest.””
“Organizations that choose to build a strong & lasting brand must commit to “core” products & services, rather than attempting to be a jack-of-all-trades or to be all things to all people.”
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