evildoer

[ee-vuh l-doo-er, ee-vuh l-doo-er]

noun

a person who does evil or wrong.

Nearby words

  1. evil,
  2. evil eye,
  3. evil one,
  4. evil twin,
  5. evil-minded,
  6. evilly,
  7. evince,
  8. evincive,
  9. eviscerate,
  10. evisceration

Origin of evildoer

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at evil, doer

Related formse·vil·do·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for evildoer

evildoer

noun

a person who does evil
Derived Formsevildoing, noun

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Word Origin and History for evildoer

evildoer

n.

late 14c., from evil (n.) + doer.

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