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doer

[doo-er] /ˈdu ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that does something, especially a person who gets things done with vigor and efficiency.
2.
a person characterized by action, as distinguished from one given to contemplation.
3.
Australian. an amusing or eccentric person; character.
Origin of doer
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English. See do1, -er1
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  • You've made me your butt, your fool, your doer of trivial offices.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • It is a watcher more than a doer, and it is a doer, only that it may the better watch.

    Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Once he took Loki with him, Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • All went except Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Then Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil, flew to where Iduna was sitting and spoke to her.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • And this question is as to the quality of the work and not as to the dignity of the doer.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for doer

doer

/ˈduːə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that does something or acts in a specified manner: a doer of good
2.
an active or energetic person
3.
a thriving animal, esp a horse
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Word Origin and History for doer
n.

c.1300, agent noun from do.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for doer

doer

noun

A person who commits a crime; perp: Police talked about having captured most of the ''doers'' in the bombing (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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