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self–starter

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noun self–start·er \ˌself-ˈstär-tər\

Simple Definition of self–starter

  • : a person who is able to work without needing a lot of instruction or help

Full Definition of self–starter

  1. 1 :  starter 3a

  2. 2 :  a person who has initiative

1894

First Known Use of self–starter

1894

Rhymes with self–starter


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