Definition of Go-getter

1. Noun. Someone whose career progresses rapidly.

Exact synonyms: Ball Of Fire, Whiz-kid, Whizz-kid
Generic synonyms: Actor, Doer, Worker



Definition of Go-getter

1. Noun. (idiomatic) One who is motivated or inclined to excel; one who strives to achieve success or improvement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go-getter

go-around
go-as-you-please
go-away-bird
go-away-birds
go-away bird
go-away birds
go-between
go-betweens
go-by
go-bys
go-cart
go-carts
go-devil
go-faster stripe
go-faster stripes
go-getter (current term)
go-getters
go-getting
go-go
go-kart
go-karts
go-live
go-lives
go-off
go-out
go-outs
go-show
go-slow
go-slows
go-to

Literary usage of Go-getter

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1. General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War by George C. Kenney (1997)
"... and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's crew chief in World War I, reported to me for a job. Vic was a driving go- getter. I'd known him for over twenty years. ..."

2. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1922)
"... but the great sales-manager, who had an Analysis of Merchandizing Problems on his glass-topped desk, whose title of nobility was "go-getter," and who ..."

3. Community Boy Leadership: A Manual for Scout Executives by Boy Scouts of America (1922)
"He must be a "go-getter." He must face his constituency. He must plead his cause with them direct. What tendency is there for executives to be ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"You can enjoy a large Juvenile business now. Are you with us? Make a window! Do some advertising ! BE A go-getter ! GROSSET DUNLAP, Publishers ..."

5. The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the by Henry Louis Mencken (1921)
"... the critical sense of the professors counts for little, for they cry wolf too often—it flowers in such barbaric inventions as tasty, alright, go-getter, ..."

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