do-gooder

noun
do-good·​er | \ ˈdü-ˌgu̇-dər How to pronounce do-gooder (audio) \

Definition of do-gooder

: an earnest often naive humanitarian or reformer

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do-gooding \ ˈdü-​ˌgu̇-​diŋ How to pronounce do-gooding (audio) \ noun or adjective

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Do-gooder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do-gooder. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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do-gooder

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English Language Learners Definition of do-gooder

disapproving : someone whose desire and effort to help people (such as poor people) is regarded as wrong, annoying, useless, etc.

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