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Factotum

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Facto'tum. n.s. [fac totum, Latin. It is used likewise in burlesque French.] A servant employed alike in all kinds of business: as Scrub in the Stratagem.

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Factotum." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 26, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15669.


  1. The Stratagem mentioned is George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem, which takes place in Johnson’s hometown, Lichfield.

  2. Brandi on May 1st, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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