do-gooder


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do-gooder

(ˈdugʊdɚ)
n. a person who is always trying to help others. (Often derogatory.) I don’t consider myself a do-gooder, but I try to help people.
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The actress, singer and fashionista has turned do-gooder for a new programme for BBC Three.
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CAPTAIN Do-Gooder, the world-famous superhero, was having a very busy week.
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If I wanted to be a do-gooder I would dish out soup to the homeless or something.
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Cause I was tired of getting tickets, tired of getting kicked out of spots, tired of do-gooder pedestrians calling the cops on their cell phones and yelling at you, jumping in your way, knobbing everything, hearing about what trick so-and-so did on the rail before you can even lipslide it; just all the competition.
That makes it difficult, if not impossible, for them to be written off as do-gooder liberals.
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To Jesse Jones, Wallace was simply "a crackpot, a misty-eyed dreamer, a messianic do-gooder .