careerist

[kuh-reer-ist]
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noun

a person who follows a career.
a person who pursues a policy or attitude of careerism.

Nearby words

  1. careen,
  2. career,
  3. career girl,
  4. career woman,
  5. careerism,
  6. careers adviser,
  7. careers master,
  8. careers mistress,
  9. careers officer,
  10. carefree

Origin of careerist

First recorded in 1905–10; career + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for careerist

careerist

noun

a person who values success in his career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
Derived Formscareerism, noun

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Word Origin and History for careerist

careerist

n.

1917, from career (n.) + -ist.

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