[ meyk-doo ]
/ ˈmeɪkˌdu /

noun, plural make-dos.

something that serves as a substitute, especially of an inferior or expedient nature: We had to get along with make-dos during the war.


used as a substitute; makeshift: make-do curtains.

Origin of make-do

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019