1. action; performance; execution: Your misfortune is not of my doing.
  2. doings, deeds; proceedings; happenings; events.

pl n

  1. deeds, actions or events
  2. British and NZ informal anything of which the name is not known, or euphemistically left unsaid, etchave you got the doings for starting the car?


  1. an action or the performance of an actionwhose doing is this?
  2. informal a beating or castigation

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

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