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  1. action; performance; execution: Your misfortune is not of my doing.
  2. doings, deeds; proceedings; happenings; events.
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Origin of doing

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at do1, -ing1
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Related Words for doings

proceeding, deal, deed, affairs, events, matters, happenings, goings-on

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British Dictionary definitions for doings


pl n
  1. deeds, actions or events
  2. 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?
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  1. an action or the performance of an actionwhose doing is this?
  2. informal a beating or castigation
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Word Origin and History for doings



early 13c., verbal noun from do (v.). From c.1600-1800 it also was a euphemism for "copulation."

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