jerry–rigged

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

Definition of jerry–rigged

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1959


JERRY–RIGGED Defined for English Language Learners

jerry–rigged

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

Definition of jerry–rigged for English Language Learners

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

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