Definition of go-getter in English:

go-getter

noun

informal
  • An aggressively enterprising person.

    • ‘It was once said that Britain was divided into herbivores, the gentle types who read the Guardian and believe in collectivism, and carnivores, the thrusting go-getters who favour rugged individualism.’
    • ‘Never before has there been such a dramatic insight into the life of these energetic go-getters of society than what you're about to read.’
    • ‘They are primarily looking for go-getters committed to customer excellence, mostly from the hospitality industry.’
    • ‘In their heyday, we have discovered, Shakers were business go-getters and technologists.’
    • ‘Market historians tend to view early American farmers as acquisitive, money-making, land-hungry, entrepreneurial go-getters.’
    • ‘This often includes lazy or incompetent peers, ineffective management, or a seniority system that rewards obsolete employees and punishes newer, more aggressive go-getters.’
    • ‘Instead of continuing as the conventional sedate ‘providers of knowledge’ they should become go-getters and in the process if they are considered for a nomenclature change from teacher to classroom manager, so be it.’
    • ‘Watched by leaders around the world, CNN's journalists have a reputation for being fast-paced go-getters, capable of ‘going live’ at the drop of a hat.’
    • ‘Joanna Robson, head of entrepreneurial growth markets for Ernst and Young, said she was not surprised go-getters from the Yorkshire region represented more than 40 per cent of the regional finalists.’
    • ‘Also, the notion of conditioning women who are aggressive go-getters into cookie-baking, bottle-blonde Barbie dolls is just plain offensive.’
    • ‘So our message to all you go-getters is this: By starting out you have already displayed the biggest quality needed for success - namely, self-belief.’
    • ‘They show up before the boss and look like go-getters.’
    • ‘I'm a go-getter in my family business and community.’
    • ‘They know their happiness relies totally on themselves, so they have learnt to become go-getters, starting activities and getting involved.’
    • ‘Sharing the same characteristics as Hannibal Lecter apparently helps some go-getters to shin up the career ladder in the short term, often elevating them to management jobs.’
    • ‘Although many of the regulars and go-getters didn't show up at this theme night at the pub, those that did were definitely the stars shining that evening.’
    • ‘I think many times the aggressive go-getters who have to win at any cost lack confidence, and thus have a continual need to crush the people around them to boost their own egos.’
    • ‘He explained that people who wear their hearts on their sleeves tire sooner than the laid back and a team of go-getters would be likely to exhaust themselves quickly.’
    • ‘Associate with other successful go-getters, and enlist help from an expert.’
    • ‘At my small town college the off-campus housing was very limited, which meant the go-getters got bragging rights on all the great apartments while the ambitious-yet-lazy people, like myself, were saddled with the dregs.’
    businessman, businesswoman, business person, business executive, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnate
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Pronunciation:

go-getter

/ˈɡō ˈˌɡedər/