self-starter

noun self-start·er \ ˌself-ˈstär-tər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of self-starter

1 : starter 3a
2 : a person who has initiative

First Known Use of self-starter

1884

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

SELF-STARTER Defined for English Language Learners

self-starter

Definition of self-starter for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up self-starter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the quality or state of being insatiable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!