- of or designed for construction or use by amateurs without special training: a do-it-yourself kit for building a radio.
- the practice or hobby of building or repairing things for oneself, usually in one's own home.
Origin of do-it-yourself
Examples from the Web for do-it-yourself
Contemporary Examples of do-it-yourself
Hot dog eaters do not avail themselves of the do-it-yourself fixings.El Guero Canelo Serves Tucson’s Most Mexcellent Hot Dog
Jane & Michael Stern
March 30, 2014
Spice up your viewing party with nine do-it-yourself punch recipes, each tailored to a Best Picture nominee.Oscars Drinking Guide: Recipes For Film-Inspired Cocktails
February 24, 2012
The 32-year-old founder of do-it-yourself photography site Photojojo was diagnosed with acute leukemia in September.Photojojo Founder Amit Gupta Uses Social Media to Find a Bone-Marrow Donor
November 30, 2011
Brian Ries talks to amateur exterminators facing bedbugs with nothing but do-it-yourself attitude.Vigilante Bedbug Exterminators
August 27, 2010
Historical Examples of do-it-yourself
For them it was as simple as following a do-it-yourself book.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
Rick found himself surveying a collection of tools for the do-it-yourself addict.The Wailing Octopus
Harold Leland Goodwin
When a native runs into something serious, that his own do-it-yourself magic can't cope with, he goes to the shoonoo.Oomphel in the Sky
Henry Beam Piper
- the hobby or process of constructing and repairing things oneself
- (as modifier)a do-it-yourself kit
as a modifier, attested by 1941. The expression is much older.