evildoer

noun evil·do·er \ ˌē-vəl-ˈdü-ər \
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of evildoer

: one who does evil

Examples of evildoer in a Sentence

  1. The sheriff is protecting the community from evildoers.

  2. if good people stand by and do nothing, evildoers will triumph

Recent Examples of evildoer from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'evildoer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of evildoer

14th century


EVILDOER Defined for English Language Learners

evildoer

noun

Definition of evildoer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does bad or evil things



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up evildoer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a eulogistic oration or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!