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What is the origin of the term jack-of-all-trades?

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What is the origin of the term jack-of-all-trades?
In England, from the mid-1500s on, “Jack” was a familiar term of address for a social inferior. (It is a nickname for Johan or John.) Jack-of-all-trades dates from the early 1600s and originally meant a commoner who had skills in several different areas.

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