ad hockery

ad hock·​ery | \ˈad-ˈhäk-ə-rē, -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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