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self-starter

[self-stahr-ter] /ˈsɛlfˈstɑr tər/
noun
1.
starter (def 3).
2.
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
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
self-starting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-starting

self-starter

noun
1.
the former name for a starter (sense 2)
2.
a person who is strongly motivated and shows initiative, esp at work
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Word Origin and History for self-starting

self-starter

n.

1894, of engines, 1960, of persons (especially workers), from self- + starter. Self-starting (adj.), of motors, is attested from 1866.

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