factotum n : a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
- A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.
- A general servant.
- 1847, Herman
Melville, Omoo'', Chapter 73,
- I had almost forgotten Monee, the grinning old man who prepared our meal. […] He was Po-Po's factotum—cook, butler, and climber of the bread-fruit and cocoa-nut trees; and, added to all else, a mighty favourite with his mistress; with whom he would sit smoking and gossiping by the hour.
- 1847, Herman Melville, Omoo'', Chapter 73,
- idiom "Jack of all trades".
Person having many responsibilities
- Danish: altmuligmand
- Greek: παντοποιός (pantopoiós)
A general servant
- Danish: faktotum
A factotum is a general servant or a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities. The word derives from the Latin command (imperative construction) fac totum ("do/make everything").
Factotum can also refer to:
factotum in German: Faktotum
factotum in Italian: Factotum