[ 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.
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Origin of make-do
First recorded in 1890–95
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