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go-getter

[ goh-get-er, -get- ]

noun

, Informal.
  1. an enterprising, aggressive person.


go-getter

noun

  1. informal.
    an ambitious enterprising person


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Derived Forms

  • ˈgo-ˌgetting, adjective

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Other Words From

  • go-getting adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of go-getter1

1920–25, Americanism; probably from the exhortation Go get 'em!; -er 1

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Example Sentences

The independent and go-getter spirit started young, with the band plastering posters throughout the Windy City.

He is, by all accounts, brilliant; a dashing, urbane go-getter who exudes charm.

They call him a go-getter in the movie, and he is a go-getter, especially for that part of the country in a depressed situation.

According to “well-placed sources,” Couric did not appreciate her go-getter attitude.

To others, she was a hardheaded go-getter, a haughty social cipher, cadging her way off two continents.

If it was anybody else I'd say it was crazy, but you're such a doggoned hellion of a go-getter mebbe you can put it over.

That would put him right up in the go-getter class, which is the class I want to see Kay marry into.

I'm sending you there, Harrison, because your record indicates that you're a go-getter.

Applehead, I may here explain, was an ex-sheriff, and what range men call a "go-getter."

Mr. Golightly was no bookworm, but he knew about Achievements, as what seasoned go-getter did not?

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