Etymology
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overachiever (n.)

also over-achiever, "one who achieves more than is expected,"  by 1946 in education publications, from over- + agent noun of achieve (v.). Related: Overachieve; overachieving; overachievement.

updated on December 07, 2019

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Definitions of overachiever from WordNet

overachiever (n.)
a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.