jerry-rigged
adjective Etymology: probably blend of jerry-built and jury-rigged Date: 1959 organized or constructed in a crude or improvised manner <
a jerry-rigged plan
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  • jerry rigged — A corruption of the term jury rigged …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • jerry-rigged — adj. temporary and inefficient (solution to a problem) …   English slang

  • jerry-built — [adj] flimsy cheap, defective, insubstantial, jerry rigged, junky, makeshift, ramshackle, rickety, shoddy, slipshod, unsound, unsubstantial; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • jerry-built, jury-rigged —    Occasionally confused, as here: In the fall of 1891, he jerry rigged what s believed to be the first football headgear, a chamois skullcap secured by a chin strap (Sports Illustrated). Something that is built cheaply and sloppily, without… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • jerry-built, jury-rigged —    Occasionally confused, as here: In the fall of 1891, he jerry rigged what s believed to be the first football headgear, a chamois skullcap secured by a chin strap (Sports Illustrated). Something that is built cheaply and sloppily, without… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • rigged — See jerry rigged jury rigged …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Jerry Jacks — Sebastian Roché as Jerry Jacks General Hospital Portrayed by Julian Stone (April 10, 1998–December 14, 1999) …   Wikipedia

  • jerry-rig — jer·ry rig (jĕrʹē rĭg ) tr.v. jer·ry ·rigged, jer·ry ·rig·ging, jer·ry ·rigs To jury rig.   [Alteration (influenced by jerry build), of jury rig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • jerry-built —  , jury rigged  Occasionally confused. The first applies to things that are built cheaply and sloppily without regard to quality. The second describes things made in haste, with whatever materials are at hand, as a temporary or emergency measure …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • jer·ry-rigged — /ˈʤeriˌrıgd/ adj chiefly US : made in a quick or careless way : not built or designed well We ll have to replace the building s jerry rigged heating system …   Useful english dictionary

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