[ doo-goo d ]
/ ˈduˌgʊd /
of or befitting a do-gooder.
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Origin of do-good
First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from do-gooder
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Examples from the Web for do-good
Do-good is exhortatory enough, but it rather smacks of works; hence, possibly, the reason why I have only seen it once.Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature|Charles W. Bardsley