eager beaver


: a person who is extremely zealous about performing duties and volunteering for more

Examples of eager beaver in a Sentence

When she first started working she was a real eager beaver.
Recent Examples on the Web The show starts just before 10 p.m., but eager beavers usually begin arriving downtown in early afternoon to seek out a prime viewing spot. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 19 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eager beaver was in 1943

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“Eager beaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eager%20beaver. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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