jerry-build

verb
jer·​ry-build | \ ˈjer-ē-ˌbild How to pronounce jerry-build (audio) \
jerry-built\ ˈjer-​ē-​ˌbilt How to pronounce jerry-built (audio) \; jerry-building

Definition of jerry-build

transitive verb

: to build cheaply and flimsily

Other Words from jerry-build

jerry-builder noun

First Known Use of jerry-build

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jerry-build

back-formation from jerry-built

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about jerry-build

Share jerry-build

Statistics for jerry-build

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for jerry-build

The first known use of jerry-build was in 1832

See more words from the same year

Comments on jerry-build

What made you want to look up jerry-build? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the way words of a language are spelled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!