doomsdayer

noun

dooms·​day·​er ˈdümz-ˌdā-ər How to pronounce doomsdayer (audio)
-ˌder

Examples of doomsdayer in a Sentence

once again doomsdayers were issuing warnings about the dangers of nuclear proliferation
Recent Examples on the Web Last month was shopping list that any doomsdayer or survivalist would find irresistible. Dallas News, 19 Apr. 2022 Think of the doomsdayers who worry that American tech already has too much easy cash arriving on our shores. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, 22 Aug. 2018 Doomsdayers have been around since the first Neanderthal rolled a protective boulder in front of his cave. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, 12 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doomsdayer was in 1972

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“Doomsdayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doomsdayer. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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