- the process of making or assembling something from materials at hand
- something, esp. an artistic work, so made
Origin of bricolageFrench from bricoler, to putter from bricole, odd job from a Provençal or Italian n. from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Something made or put together using whatever materials happen to be available: “Even the decor is a bricolage, a mix of this and that” ( Los Angeles Times )
Origin of bricolageFrench from bricole trifle from Old French catapult from Old Italian briccola of Germanic origin
(countable and uncountable, plural bricolages)
- (uncountable) Construction using whatever was available at the time.
- (countable) Something constructed using whatever was available at the time.