Built poorly, of cheap materials.
Of or pertaining to a shoddily built structure.
Anything that is ill-constructed.
The whole operation was jerrybuilt from the beginning, and thus was doomed to failure.
Alternative spelling of jerrybuilt.
Origin of jerry-built
- or a derivation of 'jury-rigged', which is from nautical term for a short-term replacement of the mast and yards. This is less likely as it seems to be an American English formation of later dating.
- A pejorative of unknown origin concerning 'Jerry'