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  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.
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Origin of doer

1300–50; Middle English. See do1, -er1
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Related Words for doer

motivator, achiever, dynamo

Examples from the Web for doer

Contemporary Examples of doer

Historical Examples of doer

  • You've made me your butt, your fool, your doer of trivial offices.


    William J. Locke

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


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Once he took Loki with him, Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil.

  • Then Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil, flew to where Iduna was sitting and spoke to her.

  • All went except Loki, the doer of good and the doer of evil.

British Dictionary definitions for doer


  1. a person or thing that does something or acts in a specified mannera 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


c.1300, agent noun from do.

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