jerry-rigged

adjective
jer·​ry-rigged | \ ˈjer-ē-ˌrigd How to pronounce jerry-rigged (audio) \

Definition of jerry-rigged

: organized or constructed in a crude or improvised manner a jerry-rigged plan a jerry-rigged heating system

First Known Use of jerry-rigged

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jerry-rigged

probably blend of jerry-built and jury-rigged

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The first known use of jerry-rigged was in 1959

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“Jerry-rigged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jerry-rigged. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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jerry-rigged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of jerry-rigged

chiefly US : made in a quick or careless way : not built or designed well

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