ad hockery

noun ad hock·ery \ˈad-ˈhäk-ə-rē, -ˈhōk-; ˈäd-ˈhōk-\
variants: or

ad hocery

Definition of ad hockery

  1. :  ad hocism Panetta has been most anxious to get away from the ad hockery that had characterized so much White House business. — Elizabeth Drew, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 1994

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Origin and Etymology of ad hockery

2ad hoc + -ery

First Known Use: 1899

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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