- a person or thing that goes: We sat in the lobby watching the comers and goers.
- a person who attends frequently or habitually (usually used in combination): churchgoer; moviegoer.
Origin of goer
Related Wordsfair, solid, reliable, safe, legal, valid, dependable, stable, proper, fly, received, solvent, secure, sanctioned, recognized, kosher, go, faithful, proven, washing
Examples from the Web for goer
He thinks he's a comer when he's a goer—he can't see his idea is out of date.The Harbor
But the goer afoot must not be conceived as primarily an engine of muscle.Journeys to Bagdad
Charles S. Brooks
So gentle in her paces; indeed, so safe a goer, that a child might ride her.The True History of Tom and Jerry
The witch is supposed to go about chiefly under cover of darkness, and hence is called snny edh, the night goer.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees
Now, Dinan gave just the same description as to his appearance—that he looked as if he wanted to go but he was not much of a goer.The Crime of the Century
Henry M. Hunt
- a person who attends something regularly
- (in combination)filmgoer
- an energetic person
- informal an acceptable or feasible idea, proposal, etc
- Australian and NZ informal a person trying to succeed
Word Origin and History for goer
late 14c., "one who goes on foot, a walker," agent noun of go. From mid-13c. as a surname. Of a horse, especially of one that goes fast (1690s); hence transferred use, of persons, "one who lives loosely" (c.1810).