Definitions

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  • n. One who believes that petroleum depletion will inevitably lead to a severe recession or depression, followed by a Malthusian catastrophe.
  • n. One who, or that which, dooms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dooms, as a judge or a juryman.

Etymologies

doom +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the risk of confirming my critics 'dumbest charge -- that I am a "doomer" -- the mandate of clarity requires me to ask: to what state of affairs do we expect to recover?

    Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • "doomer" -- the mandate of clarity requires me to ask: to what state of affairs do we expect to recover?

    Random feeds from Syndic8.com

  • I have been following Sharon for almost two years, not just because she is a peak oil "doomer" and permaculturist, but because she's as interested in domestic life as she is in literature and economics and the environment.

    My America

  • Pardon a little bit of ancient mythology, but I'm quite certain that Noah was called a "doomer".

    STOP CALLING ME A "DOOMER"

  • Translation: Why can't you stop being a "doomer" and just vote Democratic, buy a hybrid car, put some curly lightbulbs in your lamps, and think positively?

    STOP CALLING ME A "DOOMER"

  • While the review was favorable, I must state that as someone who has seen the documentary dozens of times, who consistently shows it to my history classes, and who is a personal friend of the film makers, I was appalled at the use of the word "doomer" to describe the film.

    STOP CALLING ME A "DOOMER"

  • I didn't fully understand the "doomer" label until a friend called after having just heard an interview with Harvey Wasserman, co-author of HOW THE GOP STOLE AMERICA'S 2004 ELECTION & IS RIGGING 2008.

    STOP CALLING ME A "DOOMER"

  • I have asked myself repeatedly where this label of "doomer" comes from when applied to people who continue to talk about opportunity and rebirth, yet refuse to sell the snake oil of "hope."

    STOP CALLING ME A "DOOMER"

  • The reviewer's use of the term was the culmination for me of the inappropriate use of "doomer" to label individuals who have rejected the soporific of "hope" with respect to the terminal state of planet earth.

    STOP CALLING ME A "DOOMER"

  • In other words, the foundation of the 'doomer' perspective is implicitly theological - and as such is open to theological critique.

    Misplacing the Apocalypse

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  • “Americans have long been fascinated by disaster scenarios, from the population explosion to the cold war to global warming. These days the doomers, as Mrs. Wilkerson jokingly calls herself and likeminded others, have a new focus: peak oil.”

    The New York Times, A Movement Prepares: Goodbye, Limitless Oil. Hello, Primitive Dystopia., by John Leland, June 5, 2010

    June 6, 2010