- action; performance; execution: Your misfortune is not of my doing.
- doings, deeds; proceedings; happenings; events.
Origin of doing
Examples from the Web for doings
All these debates and doings made for juicy news, and the men of the local staff, ably bossed by Callahan, poured it out daily.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
And Wall Street, having been remarkably complacent about the doings in Washington—or lack thereof—is starting to get concerned.Wall Street Is Starting to Worry About a Potential Government Shutdown
September 27, 2013
The man who haunts Wall Street lives unaware of all the street's doings.David's Bookclub: Bartleby the Scrivener
November 26, 2012
By doings so, Barak discovered that their condition improved.Israel's Private Shame
Matt Beynon Rees
April 21, 2009
Which is why everyone is suddenly an expert on the doings of the SEC and on who lost what.The Brotherhood of Money
January 2, 2009
Again I beheld Mr Clayton immersed in the doings of the place.
It has a right to privacy as to its own doings and its own affairs as much as if it were its own father.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
It will be as if he rose from the dead to tell us what he thinks of our doings.The Man Shakespeare
I'd lay my life this is, some way or other, Mr. Champfort's doings.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
I knew nothing of their doings, and was not even consulted with regard to them.A Woman Intervenes
- deeds, actions or events
- British and NZ informal anything of which the name is not known, or euphemistically left unsaid, etchave you got the doings for starting the car?
- an action or the performance of an actionwhose doing is this?
- informal a beating or castigation
Word Origin and History for doings
early 13c., verbal noun from do (v.). From c.1600-1800 it also was a euphemism for "copulation."