verb (used with object), jer·ry-built, jer·ry-build·ing.
to build cheaply and flimsily.
Origin of jerry-build
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Related Words for jerry-buildmanufacture, evolve, raise, form, make, erect, produce, assemble, reconstruct, compose, fabricate, frame, contrive, carpenter, compile, cast, synthesize, fashion, forge, model
verb -builds, -building or -built
(tr) to build (houses, flats, etc) badly using cheap materials
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