- goer late 14c., "one who goes on foot, a walker," agent noun of GO (Cf. go). From mid-13c. as a surname. Of a horse, especially of one that goes fast (1690s); hence transferred use, of persons, "one who lives loosely" (c.1810).
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Goer — Go er, n. [From Go.] One who, or that which, goes; a runner or walker; as: (a) A foot. [Obs.] Chapman. (b) A horse, considered in reference to his gait; as, a good goer; a safe goer. [1913 Webster] This antechamber has been filled with comers and … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
-goer — [ gour ] suffix used with some nouns to make nouns meaning someone who regularly goes somewhere: opera goers movie goers a church goer … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
-goer — UK [ɡəʊə(r)] US [ɡoʊr] suffix used with some nouns to make nouns meaning someone who regularly goes somewhere opera goers film goers a church goer Thesaurus: suffixeshyponym … Useful english dictionary
goer — [gō′ər] n. one that goes … English World dictionary
goer — noun a) One who, or that which, goes. She is an avid movie goer. b) A machine, especially a motor car, that performs well. I bought her secondhand, but shes a good little goer … Wiktionary
goer — go|er [ˈgəuə US ˈgouər] n 1.) BrE spoken old use a woman who often has sex with different men ▪ She s a bit of a goer. 2.) also goer used after words such as party, church, and theatre to form nouns that refer to people who regularly go to… … Dictionary of contemporary English
goer — a sexually promiscuous woman A male usage, perhaps adverting to an old car, or banger, which is still roadworthy and starts when needed: Babes were divided into those termed a goer a woman who looked as if she d be sexually available… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
goer — noun (C) 1 cinema /concert /theatre goer someone who regularly goes to theatres etc 2 BrE spoken a woman who often has sex with different men: one of my mum s friends who s a bit of a goer … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
goer — UK [ˈɡəʊə(r)] / US [ˈɡoʊr] noun [countable] Word forms goer : singular goer plural goers informal 1) old fashioned a woman who often has sex with men she does not know very well 2) something that seems likely to be successful … English dictionary
Goer — 1. someting that will definitely occur, that one has been trying to make happen; 2. something that works well; 3. someone with a high libido (e.g. she s a real goer! ); 4. person who displays great energy and drive; 5. horse, vehicle, etc., which … Dictionary of Australian slang