[ oh-ver-uh-chee-ver ]
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  1. a person who performs better or achieves more than people are generally expected to, often because of high ambition, pressure from family, etc.: Ever the overachiever, he reached his sales goal for the year a whopping five months early.

  2. a person who performs, especially academically, above the potential indicated by tests of their mental ability or aptitude: We found many overachievers with modest SAT scores who nevertheless achieved high GPAs across a variety of majors.

Origin of overachiever

First recorded in 1935–40; over- + achieve + -er1
  • Also o·ver-a·chiev·er .

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