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factotum

noun [C]     /fækˈtəʊ.təm/ US  /-ˈtoʊ.t̬əm/ formal
a person employed to do all types of jobs for someone: She was a general factotum at the restaurant - washing dishes, cleaning the floors and polishing the furniture.Servants, slaves and underlings
(Definition of factotum noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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