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See also: gör, Gör, and gör-



From Middle English goere, equivalent to go +‎ -er. Compare German Geher (goer, walker).



goer (plural goers)

  1. One who, or that which, goes.
    • Macaulay
      This antechamber has been filled with comers and goers.
    She is an avid movie-goer.
  2. Anything, especially a machine such as a motor car, that performs well, or operates successfully.
    I bought her secondhand, but she's a good little goer.
  3. (Britain, slang) A person, often a woman, who enjoys sexual activity.
    • 1990, Hampton Charles, Advantage Miss Seeton,[1] page 45,
      He winked at Parsons. "If I'm any judge, she must've bin a right little goer in 'er day."
    • 2001, Peter Buse, Drama + Theory: Critical Approaches to Modern British Drama,[2] page 102,
      ' [] (Intimate, man to man) Eh, I bet she's a goer, int she sunshine? She's got a fair pair of knockers on her too.'
    • 2001, Edna Walsh, Bedbound and Misterman,[3] →ISBN, page 22,
      'I can tell that yer a right little goer, hey Larsie?!' I call over two slappers and slip them a few hundred! Before I know it me and Lars and the two slappers are rolling around a giant bed with the hungriest genitals in Gay Paree!
  4. (obsolete) A foot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)
  5. (dated) A horse, considered in reference to its gait.
    a safe goer
    • James Joyce
      I'd like nothing better this minute, said Mr Browne stoutly, than a rattling fine walk in the country or a fast drive with a good spanking goer between the shafts.

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