[ goh-er ]
/ ˈgoʊ ər /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at go1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for goer


/ (ˈɡəʊə) /


  1. a person who attends something regularly
  2. (in combination)filmgoer
an energetic person
informal an acceptable or feasible idea, proposal, etc
Australian and NZ informal a person trying to succeed
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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).

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