jack of all trades

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jak-uh v-awl-treydz, jak-]
    • /ˌdʒæk əvˈɔlˈtreɪdz, ˈdʒæk-/
    • /dʒæk əv ɔːl treɪdz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak-uh v-awl-treydz, jak-]
    • /ˌdʒæk əvˈɔlˈtreɪdz, ˈdʒæk-/

Definitions of jack of all trades words

  • noun plural jack of all trades a person who is adept at many different kinds of work. 1
  • noun jack of all trades person with many skills 1

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Origin of jack of all trades

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20

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Parts of speech for Jack of all trades


jack of all trades popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jack of all trades usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jack of all trades

noun jack of all trades

  • factotum — a person, as a handyman or servant, employed to do all kinds of work around the house.
  • handyperson — a person who is practiced at doing maintenance work.

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