- starter(def 3).
- Informal. a person who begins work or undertakes a project on his or her own initiative, without needing to be told or encouraged to do so.
Origin of self-starter
Related Words for self-starterdoer, pistol, dynamo, hustler, workhorse, sharpy, self-starter, beaver, fireball, go-getter
Examples from the Web for self-starter
Contemporary Examples of self-starter
Enough of your threatening to be a self-starter; now marks a turning point when you either do it or shut it.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
September 24, 2011
Historical Examples of self-starter
Doc pushed the self-starter; there came a click, a low humming.The Dark Star
Robert W. Chambers
Mr. Bill asked tenderly, as he put his finger on the self-starter.The Amazing Inheritance
Frances R. Sterrett
"Six cylinder, self-starter," continued Sam with increasing enthusiasm.
"Self-starter," echoed Joe, going off into a series of choking chuckles.
Mamise saw that most of the employees were employees because they lacked the self-starter of ambition.The Cup of Fury
- the former name for a starter (def. 2)
- a person who is strongly motivated and shows initiative, esp at work