ad hockery

ad hock·​ery | \ ˈad-ˈhäk-ə-rē How to pronounce ad hockery (audio) , -ˈhōk-; ˈäd-ˈhōk- \
variants: or ad hocery

Definition of ad hockery

: 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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First Known Use of ad hockery

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad hockery

ad hoc entry 2 + -ery

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“Ad hockery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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