Definition of have-a-go in English:

have-a-go

Line breaks: have-a-go

adjective

British informal
Denoting a person who bravely intervenes in an attempt to thwart a criminal: the have-a-go hero ran across the road and confronted the thief
More example sentences
  • A have-a-go hero is recovering after being injured while trying to stop thieves escaping from a golf club.
  • A judge awarded a have-a-go hero £500 to thank him for rugby tackling a drug-crazed mugger.
  • Police are trying to trace a have-a-go hero who foiled a machete wielding robber at a petrol station.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...