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careerist

[ kuh-reer-ist ]
/ kəˈrɪər ɪst /
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noun
a person who follows a career.
a person who pursues a policy or attitude of careerism.
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Origin of careerist

First recorded in 1905–10; career + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for careerist

careerist
/ (kəˈrɪərɪst) /

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

Derived forms of careerist

careerism, noun
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