Verboticism: Factnotum

Factnotum

Created by: astorey

Definition: v., To imply that person is usually unhelpful when asking for their assistance. n., An unwilling, unproductive and uninhibitedly useless helper.

Pronunciation: fak-NO-tum

Sentence: Jeremy moved into his sister's basement will all sorts of earnest promises to help around the house, but, after a mere three days, he showed himself for what he truly was...a factnotum. No dishes, no garbage, no laundry, no dog-walking--facts that Melissa took to noting sarcastically each day as she waded through Jeremy's detritus in the living room.

Etymology: Factotum: A person employed to to a variety of jobs, combined with "no"

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