- 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 ProvenÃ§al 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.