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Gunner

noun; analogy
Someone with an extremely high work ethic, oftentimes at the expense of his peers.
 
This noun describes students who are focused on their own success, without regard for others’ wellbeing or success. The competitive nature draws comparison to a soldier or “gunner”, hence the analogy being drawn.
Etymology : similar to etymology for “gun”
Source : “Why are you such a gunner right now?” (conversation with roommate, 11/15/16)
Last modified: 7 December 2016


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