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Horatio Alger

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25

Alger

[al-jer] /ˈæl dʒər/
noun
1.
Horatio, Jr. 1834–99, U.S. novelist: author of a series of books for boys.
2.
a male given name.
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Alger

/ˈældʒə/
noun
1.
Horatio. 1834–99, US author of adventure stories for boys, including Ragged Dick (1867)
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