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go-getter

[goh-get-er, -get-] /ˈgoʊˈgɛt ər, -ˌgɛt-/
noun, Informal.
1.
an enterprising, aggressive person.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; probably from the exhortation Go get 'em!; see -er1
Related forms
go-getting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for go getting

go-getter

noun
1.
(informal) an ambitious enterprising person
Derived Forms
go-getting, adjective
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Word Origin and History for go getting

go-getter

n.

1910, American English, from go + agent noun from get (v.). Goer, with essentially the same meaning, is attested from late 14c.

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Slang definitions & phrases for go getting

go-getter

noun

A vigorous and effective person; winner:sometimes enviously referred to as a go-getter, a hot shot, a ball of fire (1921+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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