ad hockery


ad hock·​ery ˈad-ˈhäk-ə-rē How to pronounce ad hockery (audio)
variants or ad hocery
: 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

Word History


ad hoc entry 2 + -ery

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad hockery was in 1899

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“Ad hockery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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