One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who relies on their own resources to solve a problem or pursue an undertaking.‘there are the blue bloods, and there are the bootstrappers, who've pulled themselves up from the lower classes’
- 1.1 An entrepreneur who starts a business with minimal resources or capital.‘to get employees as a bootstrapper, you're going to have to lean on your friends, family, and colleagues’
- 1.1 An entrepreneur who starts a business with minimal resources or capital.
2Computing‘the bootstrapper provides several overridable methods to configure and extend the start-up routine’another term for bootstrap (sense 2 of the noun)
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