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careerist

[kuh-reer-ist] /kəˈrɪər ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who follows a career.
2.
a person who pursues a policy or attitude of careerism.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; career + -ist
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  • He does not think of himself as a dull, careerist predator and sham.
  • The careerist and supervisor should discuss the careerist's goals and ultimately select the path that is right for them.
British Dictionary definitions for careerist

careerist

/kəˈrɪərɪst/
noun
1.
a person who values success in his career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
Derived Forms
careerism, noun
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Word Origin and History for careerist
n.

1917, from career (n.) + -ist.

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