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jack-of-all-trades

jack-of-all-trades
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jak-uh v-awl-treydz, jak-]
    • /ˌdʒæk əvˈɔlˈtreɪdz, ˈdʒæk-/
    • /ˌdʒæk.əv.ɔːlˈtreɪdz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak-uh v-awl-treydz, jak-]
    • /ˌdʒæk əvˈɔlˈtreɪdz, ˈdʒæk-/

Definitions of jack-of-all-trades word

  • noun plural jack-of-all-trades a person who is adept at many different kinds of work. 1
  • countable noun jack-of-all-trades If you refer to someone as a jack-of-all-trades, you mean that they are able to do a variety of different jobs. You are also often suggesting that they are not very good at any of these jobs. 0
  • noun jack-of-all-trades a person who undertakes many different kinds of work 0
  • noun jack-of-all-trades able to do a variety of different jobs 0
  • noun jack-of-all-trades a person who can do many kinds of work acceptably 0
  • noun jack-of-all-trades a handyman 0

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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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Jack-of-all-trades

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

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 68% 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.

Synonyms for jack-of-all-trades

noun jack-of-all-trades

  • bench jockey — a player on the bench who taunts opposing players, the officials, etc.
  • benchwarmer — a player who is usually on the bench; reserve
  • handyman — a person hired to do various small jobs, especially in the maintenance of an apartment building, office building, or the like.

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