also evil-doer, "one who does evil, one who commits moral wrong," late 14c., from evil (n.) + doer.
"anything that causes injury, anything that harms or is likely to harm; a malady or disease; conduct contrary to standards of morals or righteousness," Old English yfel (see evil (adj.)).
"one who does something, one who performs or executes," c. 1300, agent noun from do.
updated on April 27, 2020