The activity of decorating, building, and making repairs at home by oneself rather than employing a professional.
do-it-yourself, DIY, self-build
- ‘DIY avoids the difficult relationship between householder and professional decorator’
1Relating to DIY.
flat-pack, in kit form, kit, do-it-yourself, DIY, self-build
- ‘a DIY store’
- 1.1Done by oneself, as a non-specialist or person without relevant professional qualifications.
- ‘we intend to have DIY funerals’
1950s abbreviation of do-it-yourself.
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