Definition of DIY in English:

DIY

noun

mass noun
  • 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

adjective

  • 1Relating to DIY.

    ‘a DIY store’
    flat-pack, in kit form, kit, do-it-yourself, DIY, self-build
    1. 1.1Done by oneself, as a non-specialist or person without relevant professional qualifications.
      ‘we intend to have DIY funerals’

Origin

1950s abbreviation of do-it-yourself.

Pronunciation

DIY

/diːʌɪˈwʌɪ/