Definition of do-it-yourself in English:

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(abbreviation DIY)


(Of work, especially building, painting, or decorating) done or to be done by an amateur at home: easy-to-use materials and do-it-yourself kits for plumbing fittings
More example sentences
  • Over the past 15 years do-it-yourself projects as a share of overall spending have declined, according to the report.
  • At the other end of the market are drive-in, do-it-yourself shops, which tend to be run-down and ill-lit.
  • Women say they enjoy do-it-yourself projects for a variety of reasons.



Pronunciation: /ˌdo͞oəCHərˈselfər/
Example sentences
  • Even for a novice do-it-yourselfer, installing a mortarless flagstone path is a practically foolproof project.
  • Add to family convenience and fun while increasing the resale value of your home with these attractive and practical brick ideas for the do-it-yourselfer.
  • The installation procedure is about the same as for tile and is well within a do-it-yourselfer's capability.

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Syllabification: do-it-your·self

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