Definition of DIY in English:

DIY

noun

British
  • 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-build
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adjective

British
  • 1attributive Relating to DIY.

    ‘a DIY store’
    flat-pack, in kit form, kit, do-it-yourself, diy, self-build
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    1. 1.1 Done in person by someone without the relevant qualifications.
      ‘we intend to have DIY funerals’

Origin

1950s: abbreviation of do-it-yourself.

Pronunciation

DIY

/ˌdi aɪ ˈwaɪ//ˌdē ī ˈwī/