Mar 17, 2016 15:00 IST

Meaning: An employee or official who has various different responsibilities to handle

Pronunciation: fak-toh-tuh m

Synonyms: Retainer, Servant, workaholic, odd-job person

Usage/Example: 1. She might appear as the perfect factotum; and indeed she was.

2. The GOP's cheerleading factotum gushed that "Republicans will choose from a deep bench of presidential material." (Source:

3. She couched comfortably in the living room while his teen-age niece, Sarah, who serves as her factotum, served her morning breakfast.