Factotum

One who does for his employer all sorts of services. Sometimes called a Johannes Factotum. Our “Jack-of-all-trades” does not mean a factotum, but one who does odd jobs for anyone who will pay him.

(Latin, facere totum, to do everything required.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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