Horatio Alger

adjective

Ho·​ra·​tio Al·​ger hə-ˈrā-shō-ˈal-jər How to pronounce Horatio Alger (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling the fiction of Horatio Alger in which success is achieved through self-reliance and hard work

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Horatio Alger was in 1922

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“Horatio Alger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Horatio%20Alger. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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