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careerist

[kuh-reer-ist]
noun
  1. a person who follows a career.
  2. 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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careerist

noun
  1. a person who values success in his career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
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Derived Formscareerism, noun
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Word Origin and History for careerist

n.

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

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