eager beaver

ea·ger bea·ver
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ee-ger bee-ver]
    • /ˈi gər ˈbi vər/
    • /ˈiː.ɡər ˈbiː.vər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-ger bee-ver]
    • /ˈi gər ˈbi vər/

Definitions of eager beaver words

  • noun eager beaver a person who is excessively diligent or overly zealous. 1
  • noun eager beaver enthusiastic, hardworking person 1
  • noun eager beaver a person who displays conspicuous diligence, esp one who volunteers for extra work 0
  • noun eager beaver a person characterized by much, or too much, industry, initiative, or enthusiasm 0
  • noun eager beaver (Idiomatic) COL One (especially a child) who is very excited or enthusiastic to begin a task. 0
  • noun eager beaver (Idiomatic) (humorous) A woman with a high sex drive. 0

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Origin of eager beaver

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Eager beaver


eager beaver popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for eager beaver

noun eager beaver

  • doer — a person or thing that does something, especially a person who gets things done with vigor and efficiency.
  • pistol — a short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand.
  • spark plug — a device designed to fit in each cylinder of a gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine and to produce the electric spark for igniting the mixture of gasoline and air.
  • go-getter — an enterprising, aggressive person.
  • live wire — an energetic, keenly alert person.

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