One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The activity of decorating, building, and making repairs at home by oneself rather than employing a professional.‘DIY avoids the difficult relationship between householder and professional decorator’do-it-yourself, diy, self-buildView synonyms
1attributive Relating to DIY.‘a DIY store’flat-pack, in kit form, kit, do-it-yourself, diy, self-buildView synonyms
- 1.1 Done in person by someone without the relevant qualifications.‘we intend to have DIY funerals’
- 1.1 Done in person by someone without the relevant qualifications.
1950s: abbreviation of do-it-yourself.
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