self-starter

noun
self-start·er | \ˌself-ˈstär-tər \

Definition of self-starter 

2 : a person who has initiative

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1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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self-starter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-starter

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

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