jerry-rigged

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adjective jer·ry-rigged \ ˈjer-ē-ˌrigd \

Definition of jerry-rigged

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

Origin and Etymology of jerry-rigged

probably blend of jerry-built and jury-rigged


JERRY-RIGGED Defined for English Language Learners

jerry-rigged

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Definition of jerry-rigged for English Language Learners

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



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