do·​er ˈdü-ər How to pronounce doer (audio)
: 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 The task for American thinkers and doers is to reimagine how societies change. Charles King, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 Be a person who believes in yourself and others; be a doer. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 30 May 2024 Jim is something of an alpine John Glenn — the doer of a feat of will and skill considered transcendent in the 1960s, a friend of the Kennedy family and the subject of action-shot portraits on the cover of Life magazine. Alex Traub, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Members value being surrounded by other high-octane doers, people who share a love for business, building, and doing good in the world. John Hall, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for 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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“Doer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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