Origin of Band-Aidbandage + aid
- a bandage of this type
- a temporary, superficial remedy for a serious or complex problem
- Alternative spelling of band-aid.
(third-person singular simple present band-aids, present participle band-aiding, simple past and past participle band-aided)
- To apply an adhesive bandage.
- As a school nurse, Pat was used to bandaiding lots of scraped knees and elbows.
- To apply a makeshift fix; to jury-rig.
- Rather than fix the code, we just band-aided the problem by hiding the error message.
From the trademark Band-Aid, registered in 1924 by Johnson & Johnson. The sense "temporary solution" was first used in 1968 in Canada.