[ doomz ]
/ dumz /

adverb Scot. and North England.

very; extremely: used as a euphemism for damned.

Origin of dooms

First recorded in 1805–15; doom + -s1

Definition for dooms (2 of 2)


[ doom ]
/ dum /


verb (used with object)

Origin of doom

before 900; Middle English dome, dōm, Old English dōm judgment, law; cognate with Old Norse dōmr, Gothic dōms; compare Sanskrit dhā́man, Greek thémis law; see do1, deem


1 See fate.
3 condemnation.
6 predestine.

Related forms

doom·y, adjectivepre·doom, verb (used with object)self-doomed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dooms


/ (duːm) /


death or a terrible fate
a judgment or decision
(sometimes capital) another term for the Last Judgment


(tr) to destine or condemn to death or a terrible fate

Word Origin for doom

Old English dōm; related to Old Norse dōmr judgment, Gothic dōms sentence, Old High German tuom condition, Greek thomos crowd, Sanskrit dhāman custom; see do 1, deem, deed, -dom
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