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[goh-get-er, -get-] /ˈgoʊˈgɛt ər, -ˌgɛt-/

noun, Informal.
an enterprising, aggressive person.
(informal) an ambitious enterprising person

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


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


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