(video games, trademark) A popular first-person shooter video game, often regarded as the father of the genre.
Other Word Forms of Doom
Origin of Doom
From Middle English dome, dom, from Old English dōm (“judgement”), from Proto-Germanic *dōmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰóh₁mos. Compare West Frisian doem, Dutch doem, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish dom, Icelandic dómur. See also deem.
Middle English dom from Old English dōm judgment dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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