jerry–built

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adjective \ˈjer-ē-ˌbilt\

Definition of jerry–built

  1. 1 :  built cheaply and unsubstantially

  2. 2 :  carelessly or hastily put together

Origin and Etymology of jerry–built

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1844


JERRY–BUILT Defined for English Language Learners

jerry-built

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Definition of jerry–built for English Language Learners

  • : built cheaply and quickly : not well-built


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