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[ee-vuh l-doo-er, ee-vuh l-doo-er] /ˈi vəlˌdu ər, ˌi vəlˈdu ər/
a person who does evil or wrong.
Origin of evildoer
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at evil, doer
Related forms
evildoing, noun Unabridged
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  • As may be surmised, the moment the evildoers were alone each accused the other of having done something to bring on exposure.

    Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill
  • They knew what they were about; they fought the evildoers of their age with the weapons of their age.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • Were the weak and oppressed to have no means of procuring the execution of justice on the evildoers?

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Let me tell you, the Intelligencer is the evildoers' nemesis.

  • The superintendent ran back to the farm, and found the flock of evildoers still there.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for evildoers


a person who does evil
Derived Forms
evildoing, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for evildoers



late 14c., from evil (n.) + doer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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