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  • jack of all trades — {n.}, {informal} (Often followed by the words master of none. ) A person who is knowledgeable in many areas. Can be used as praise, or as a derogatory remark depending on the context and the intonation. * /Peter is a jack of all trades; he can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jack of all trades — {n.}, {informal} (Often followed by the words master of none. ) A person who is knowledgeable in many areas. Can be used as praise, or as a derogatory remark depending on the context and the intonation. * /Peter is a jack of all trades; he can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Jack-at-all-trades — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jack-of-all-trades — A jack of all trades is someone that can do many different jobs …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • jack-of-all-trades — jack of all′ trades′ n. pl. jacks of all trades a person who is adept at many different kinds of work • Etymology: 1610–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • jack-of-all-trades — [jak′əv ôl trādz′] n. pl. jacks of all trades [often J ] 1. a person who can do many kinds of work acceptably 2. a handyman …   English World dictionary

  • jack of all trades — ► jack of all trades (and master of none) a person who can do many different types of work (but has special skill in none). Main Entry: ↑jack …   English terms dictionary

  • jack-of-all-trades — n [singular] someone who can do many different types of work, but who often is not very skilled at any of them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jack-of-all-trades — jack of all ,trades noun count someone who can do many types of work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jack-of-all-trades — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural jacks of all trades) Usage: sometimes capitalized J : a person who can do passable work at various trades : a handy or versatile individual was expected to be a jack of all trades Patricia M. Johnson every man… …   Useful english dictionary

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