overachiever

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noun over·achiev·er \ˌō-vər-ə-ˈchē-vər\

Definition of overachiever

  1. :  one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level especially at an early age

overachieve

play \ˌō-vər-ə-ˈchēv\ intransitive verb

overachievement

play \ˌō-vər-ə-ˈchēv-mənt\ noun

Examples of overachiever in a sentence

  1. She is an overachiever who plans to attend a top college.

1939

First Known Use of overachiever

1939


OVERACHIEVER Defined for English Language Learners

overachiever

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noun over·achiev·er \ˌō-vər-ə-ˈchē-vər\

Definition of overachiever for English Language Learners

  • : someone who has much more success than is normal or expected especially at a young age


Medical Dictionary

overachiever

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noun over·achiev·er \ˌō-və-rə-ˈchē-vər\

Medical Definition of overachiever

  1. :  one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level especially at an early age

overachieve

intransitive verb

overachieved

;

overachieving


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