jerry-built

adjective \ ˈjer-ē-ˌbilt \

Definition of jerry-built

1 : built cheaply and unsubstantially
2 : carelessly or hastily put together

Origin and Etymology of jerry-built

origin unknown


JERRY-BUILT Defined for English Language Learners

jerry-built

Definition of jerry-built for English Language Learners

  • : built cheaply and quickly : not well-built



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