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doing

[doo-ing] /ˈdu ɪŋ/
noun
1.
action; performance; execution:
Your misfortune is not of my doing.
2.
doings, deeds; proceedings; happenings; events.
Origin of doing
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see do1, -ing1
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  • The air's been full of it lately, but I guess Sunday's doings will give the folks a new subject for awhile.

    The Fourth Watch H. A. Cody
  • It has a right to privacy as to its own doings and its own affairs as much as if it were its own father.

  • Money or no money, you must buck up and put the Crowninshields and their doings out of your head.

    Walter and the Wireless Sara Ware Bassett
  • It will be as if he rose from the dead to tell us what he thinks of our doings.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Surely God will remember the doings of such men as these priests, and the nation that fosters them.

    Montezuma's Daughter H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for doings

doings

/ˈduːɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
deeds, actions or events
2.
(Brit & NZ, informal) anything of which the name is not known, or euphemistically left unsaid, etc: have you got the doings for starting the car?

doing

/ˈduːɪŋ/
noun
1.
an action or the performance of an action: whose doing is this?
2.
(informal) a beating or castigation
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Word Origin and History for doings

doing

n.

early 13c., verbal noun from do (v.). From c.1600-1800 it also was a euphemism for "copulation."

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Slang definitions & phrases for doings

doings

noun

  1. Happenings: doings at the student union
  2. Nonspecific items, things one may have temporarily forgotten the name for: the doings on the kitchen table

doing

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