Horatio Alger


adjective

of or characteristic of the heroes in the novels of Horatio Alger, who begin life in poverty and achieve success and wealth through honesty, hard work, and virtuous behavior: the Horatio Alger story of his rise in the business world.

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Origin of Horatio Alger

First recorded in 1920–25
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