do·​er | \ ˈdü-ər How to pronounce doer (audio) \

Definition of doer

: one that takes an active part a thinker or a doer

Examples of doer in a Sentence

I'm more of a thinker than a doer.
Recent Examples on the Web Yes, the fast-talking, energetic Preston is a doer. cleveland, "South Euclid author assembles book of Ohio-themed jokes," 9 Dec. 2020 In a world of people giving speeches, Andrew was a quiet doer, giving his all, every day, on behalf of the persecuted. Nr Symposium, National Review, "Men of Heroic Virtue Can Live in the World Today — Andrew Walther Did," 6 Dec. 2020 Diplo, a doer of many things in both waking life and virtual reality, has now done yet another thing with the launch of his avatar within FIFA 21's Volta Football series. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Guess Which Video Game Now Features a Diplo Avatar?," 28 Sep. 2020 LeBron James launches campaign to recruit poll workers for elections In a city known for talkers…President Donald Trump is a doer. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Full text: Pence says "the choice in this election is whether America remains America" in RNC speech," 27 Aug. 2020 The doer apparently is the hacktivist collective Anonymous, partnering with a group called Distributed Denial of Secrets, nicknamed DDoSecrets. Dallas News, "Did you hear about the giant computer hack of 200 U.S. police departments? It’s called BlueLeaks," 23 July 2020 Harris, like the other women in her family, is a doer. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "For Meena Harris, Self-Care Means Action: ‘We have shit to get done’," 19 June 2020 This year, be a doer: Surprise someone special — your partner, your kids, your mom — with breakfast in bed. Margaux Laskey, New York Times, "Our Best Valentine’s Day Recipes: Lobster, Steak, Chocolate and More," 12 Feb. 2020 Assign specific tasks like vegetable-washer, table-setter, dish-doer. Sunset Magazine, "How to Cook for a Family During Quarantine: A Kitchen Survival Guide with Recipes," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of doer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Dec 2020

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“Doer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of doer

: a person who actively does things instead of just thinking or talking about them


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Kids Definition of doer

: a person who tends to act rather than talk or think about things

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