jerry-built

[ jer-ee-bilt ]
/ ˈdʒɛr iˌbɪlt /

adjective

built cheaply and flimsily.
contrived or developed in a haphazard, unsubstantial fashion, as a project or organization.

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Origin of jerry-built

1865–70; jerry (as in jerry-build) + built

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jerry-built

jerry-built , jury-rigged
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