overachiever

noun
over·​achiev·​er | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈchē-vər How to pronounce overachiever (audio) \

Definition of overachiever

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

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Other Words from overachiever

overachieve \ ˌō-​vər-​ə-​ˈchēv How to pronounce overachiever (audio) \ intransitive verb
overachievement \ ˌō-​vər-​ə-​ˈchēv-​mənt How to pronounce overachiever (audio) \ noun

Examples of overachiever in a Sentence

She is an overachiever who plans to attend a top college.
Recent Examples on the Web Reese Witherspoon stars as the unforgettable Tracy Flick, the overachiever who basically drives her teacher, played by Matthew Broderick, totally insane. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 Reese Witherspoon stars as the unforgettable Tracy Flick, the overachiever who basically drives her teacher, played by Matthew Broderick, totally insane. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 Reese Witherspoon stars as the unforgettable Tracy Flick, the overachiever who basically drives her teacher, played by Matthew Broderick, totally insane. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 Reese Witherspoon stars as the unforgettable Tracy Flick, the overachiever who basically drives her teacher, played by Matthew Broderick, totally insane. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 30 Best Comedies on Amazon Prime," 11 Jan. 2021 For a little over $100, this small router is an overachiever. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Wi-Fi Routers To Get Your Home Internet Up to Speed," 16 Dec. 2020 File, 24, has been an overachiever since being drafted in the 21st round in 2017 out of Division II Dixie State. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers add catching prospect Feliciano, pitchers Bettinger and File to 40-man roster," 20 Nov. 2020 To call Anthony Dunning an overachiever might be an understatement. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This NYC Designer Used Wallpaper to Completely Transform a White-Walled Rental," 19 Nov. 2020 Mattingly was an overachiever, and so are the Marlins. Steven Wine, orlandosentinel.com, "Don Mattingly’s Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of overachiever

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Overachiever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overachiever. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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overachiever

noun

English Language Learners Definition of overachiever

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

overachiever

noun
over·​achiev·​er | \ ˌō-və-rə-ˈchē-vər How to pronounce overachiever (audio) \

Medical Definition of overachiever

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

Other Words from overachiever

overachieve intransitive verb overachieved; overachieving

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