do–gooder

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noun do–good·er \-ˌgu̇-dər\

Definition of do–gooder

  1. :  an earnest often naive humanitarian or reformer

do–gooding

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1926

First Known Use of do–gooder

1926


DO–GOODER Defined for English Language Learners

do–gooder

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noun do–good·er \-ˌgu̇-dər\

Definition of do–gooder for English Language Learners

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


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