go-getter
noun Date: 1919 an aggressively enterprising person • go-getting adjective or noun

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  • go-getter — go ˈgetter noun [countable] informal someone who is likely to be successful because they are very determined and have a lot of energy go getting adjective : • an enterprising go getting individual * * * go getter UK US noun [C] ► someone who is… …   Financial and business terms

  • go-getter — n. a person disposed to initiate action, rather than take instructions; an enterprising person; a person with a strong drive to accomplish useful goals; especially, one whose career progresses rapidly. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: whizz kid, whiz kid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go-getter — go get|ter [ gou getər ] noun count INFORMAL someone who is determined to succeed and works hard to achieve this. You can describe someone like this as go getting: She has a reputation as a real go getter. a go getting young business executive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • go-getter — 1910, Amer.Eng., from GO (Cf. go) + agent noun from GET (Cf. get). Goer, with essentially the same meaning, is attested from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • go-getter — [ US ˈ. ˌ..] n someone who is likely to be successful because they are very determined and have a lot of energy >go getting adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • go-getter — go getters N COUNT (approval) If someone is a go getter, they are very energetic and eager to succeed …   English dictionary

  • go-getter — ► NOUN informal ▪ an aggressively enterprising person. DERIVATIVES go getting adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • go-getter — ☆ go getter [gō′get′ər ] n. Informal an enterprising and aggressive person who usually achieves personal ambitions …   English World dictionary

  • go-getter — UK [ˌɡəʊ ˈɡetə(r)] / US [ɡoʊˈɡetər] noun [countable] Word forms go getter : singular go getter plural go getters informal someone who is determined to succeed and who works hard to achieve this. You can describe someone like this as go getting… …   English dictionary

  • go-getter — n. an energetic person. □ Wal ly is a real go getter. He’ll go places. □ Sally was really cut out to be a go getter …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • go-getter — {n.} A person who works hard to become successful; an active, ambitious person who usually gets what he wants. * /The governor of the state has always been a go getter./ * /The best salesmen are the go getters./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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