[ doo-er ]
/ ˈdu ər /


a person or thing that does something, especially a person who gets things done with vigor and efficiency.
a person characterized by action, as distinguished from one given to contemplation.
Australian. an amusing or eccentric person; character.

Nearby words

  1. doe,
  2. doe-eyed,
  3. doek,
  4. doenitz,
  5. doenitz, karl,
  6. doer and gone,
  7. doerfler-stewart test,
  8. does,
  9. does, doesn't,
  10. doeskin

Origin of doer

1300–50; Middle English. See do1, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doer


/ (ˈduːə) /


a person or thing that does something or acts in a specified mannera doer of good
an active or energetic person
a thriving animal, esp a horse
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Word Origin and History for doer



c.1300, agent noun from do.

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