jerry-build

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

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“Jerry-build.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jerry-build. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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