What do you call a person or what is the job title for a person who can fix or repair anything?

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    Jack of all trades? Handyman (for males).
    – trw
    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:40
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    @trw I would use handyman for both sexes.
    – Anonym
    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:41
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    Colloquially, "Mr Fixit".
    – Erik Kowal
    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:55
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    Why do you think there is a “correct” answer possible here?
    – tchrist
    Mar 23, 2015 at 7:47
  • "Handyman" is the most common term. 150 or so years ago it was "tinkerer", I understand, but that term has since come to mean a hobbyist who tinkers around.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 23, 2015 at 13:18

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The word for such a person would be 'Handyman'.

  • Definition and a reference link would be welcome.
    – Centaurus
    Mar 23, 2015 at 14:30

As far as job titles: If you kept company with folks who live in rented apartments, in NY, you would often hear the phrase - "I have to call "The Super". Super is short for superintendent who is usually a resident of the building, hired by the property owner, to do household repairs for the tenants.

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