Definition of odd-job man in English:

odd-job man

(also odd-jobber)


  • A man who does odd jobs.

    • ‘Detectives are interested in the past of their elderly odd-job man Romka.’
    • ‘He lived off benefits and the profits from dealing in cannabis, while telling people he was an odd-job man.’
    • ‘I've also had an expert opinion on my cat from a leading authority on Persians, who was posing as an odd-job man at my parents' house at the time.’
    • ‘One item he disagreed with was the addition of an odd-job man on the council staff.’
    • ‘Now this young boy was an odd-job man for all the families living in the vicinity of his home.’
    • ‘He also came into contact with the material later in life as an odd-job man.’
    • ‘Every odd-job man I have had lasts a couple of weeks and then doesn't bother coming back.’
    • ‘Standing outside the staid, stuffy institution of the same Tellson's mentioned above is Jerry Cruncher, the bank's odd-job man.’
    • ‘Because the soldiers were so well known and friendly to the local people at times they tended to treat them as always-on-call odd-job men.’
    • ‘Her husband, who lost his job in a bank 16 months ago, has turned himself into an odd-job man and Elsa, a former teacher, helps to find him work.’
    • ‘Comedy and tragedy in equal measure are to be found in a dying odd-job man's look back at the pivotal events of his life.’
    • ‘The play looks at a couple living in the English countryside whose elderly odd-job man comes under police scrutiny for long-past misdeeds.’
    • ‘But Johnny the odd-job man isn't in the driving seat these days.’
    • ‘Most bizarrely of all, there are three mangy odd-job men, all brothers - Larry, Darryl and, confusingly, another Darryl.’
    • ‘His days as an odd-job man around the north west are paying off because he is the ultimate story teller.’
    • ‘Doug Campbell, Jack's odd-job man, e-mailed over our responses as to who we should back in the World Cup game tomorrow.’


odd-job man

/ˌɒdˈdʒɒb man/