do·​er ˈdü-ər How to pronounce doer (audio)
: one that takes an active part
a thinker or a doer

Example Sentences

I'm more of a thinker than a doer.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doer was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Doer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


do·​er ˈdü-ər How to pronounce doer (audio)
: one that does

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