adjectiveBritish • 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 thiefMore 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.