factotum factotum

Definition(s):

  • (n) a servant employed to do a variety of jobs

Usage(s):

  1. Here Vishnu, the tenants' drunken factotum, lies in his appointed sleeping place on a stair landing either dying or perhaps already dead.
  2. As a factotum and deputy of the majority leader, the whip must help keep routine business flowing.

News

  • Brew your own beer with pro equipment at Factotum Brewhouse

    Factotum Brewhouse is slated to open in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood this coming September. The tap room and brew space will offer homebrewers a chance to use professional equipment to brew their own beer. Christopher and Laura Bruns, a brother-sister team, came up with the idea for a combination tap room and brewhouse over a long [...]
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. Riley was "quite incompetent to attend to the business himself," Henson wrote in The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave. "For many years I was his factotum, and supplied him with all his means for all his purposes, whether they were good...
    on Dec 25, 2005 By: Josiah Henson Source: WFAA

  2. (I wait with high hopes for Peps's account of life in the Marienstrasse.) "He is head court factotum," said Wagner.
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: Richard Wagner Source: The Guardian

  3. Dillon said he seeks out roles that are "outside my comfort zone, and certainly doing 'Factotum' (opening in the Bay Area in August) was that."
    on Apr 25, 2006 By: Matt Dillon Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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