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noun as in jack-of-all-trades

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Both Pezzola — a 45-year-old small business owner from Rochester, New York — and Donohoe — a 34-year-old handyman from the suburbs outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina — were members of the Proud Boys.

Trusted Media Brands the publisher of Taste of Home, Reader’s Digest and Family Handyman, today announced it has acquired Jukin Media, a digital video media company — making it the latest publisher to join the M&A race.

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After retiring from the military in January 1999, Reynolds started his own business as a handyman.

The badge will also find its way to non-LSA categories that were unsuccessfully monetized like roadside assistance, general contractors, and handyman services, among others.

It is no coincidence that months prior to the Times article, Google announced that it was testing Home Service Ads in beta in the San Francisco area for, you guessed it… locksmiths, but also plumbers, cleaners, and handymen.

Bree falls for her handsome handyman Keith (Brian Austin Green).

You will remember that I asked about the handyman's tool-house?

“And you might as well name Helen as editor, reporter and first assistant to the handyman,” grinned Tom.

Later on the handyman would come around to swap sanitary tanks under the trailers and Joey would ask him the same question.

Dr. Okola said that you needed a driver, guide, and general handyman.

And this is why it was that, the next morning, the little Circle City road-house was minus a dishwasher and all round handyman.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for handyman?

A handyman (plural handymen) is a person who can be hired to do various small jobs (often called odd jobs), especially in a home, apartment building, or office building.

A similar word is repairman, and handymen are often hired to repair things, but they also offer other services, such as maintenance or small-scale construction or renovation.

Handymen are known for doing any job that needs to be done and having experience and knowledge in many areas. For this reason, a handyman is often referred to as a jack-of-all-trades (the much less common man-of-all-work means the same thing). This often implies that they are generalists, rather than specialists in a particular area, such as plumbing or roofing.

What is a better, gender-neutral word for handyman?

Despite its use of man, the word handyman is often used regardless of gender. The term handyperson is a gender-neutral alternative, but it’s not commonly used. The term handywoman can be used to refer to a woman in this role.

Handyman is the most common way of referring to such a person, and there aren’t common terms that mean the exact same thing.

Handymen are often independent contractors, meaning they don’t work for a company but instead offer their services as part of their own business, so this is one potential alternative for the word handyman. Another is general contractor, though this may suggest someone who takes on larger projects.

On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to handyman, such as: helper, hired man, and man-of-all-work.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.