[ jer-ee-rig ]
/ ˈdʒɛr iˌrɪg /
verb (used with object), jer·ry-rigged, jer·ry-rig·ging.
Jury-rigged vs. Jerry-riggedThis one’s for you, DIY fans. Jury-rigged means something was assembled quickly with the materials on hand. Jerry-built means it was cheaply built. Jerry-rigged is a combination of these two words. Jerry-rigged is a relatively new word. Many people consider it to be an incorrect version of jury-rigged, but it’s widely used in everyday speech. Jury-Rigged The word jury has a few different meanings. It …
What’s Eggnog?What’s in eggnog? Frothy, creamy eggnog is a festive favorite in England, Canada, and America. This winter drink consists of milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. There are many versions of the drink, using alcohols like rum, brandy, whiskey, and bourbon. And, it often is flavored with everything from molasses to cinnamon to nutmeg to dried pumpkin. Now, there’s even soynog or nutnog, a version of …
cheap, defective, insubstantial, makeshift, ramshackle, rickety, shoddy, slipshod, unsound, unsubstantial, junky
- jerry can,
- jersey barrier,
- jersey city,
- jersey giant,
- jersey pine
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Examples from the Web for jerry-rigged
A jerry-rigged plywood ramp ran to the side door so that his mother, Inez Graney, could come and go in her wheelchair.