Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. do-it-yourself

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • do it yourself
  • v. To perform oneself a task usually relegated to an expert.

Etymologies

Initialism of do it yourself. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When Nick Kristof wrote about what he called the DIY Foreign-Aid Revolution, he generated substantial criticism from the aid and development sector for, amongst other things, highlighting the work of a small number of Americans at the expense of giving more coverage to "local community members helping their neighbors and themselves", as David Algoso put it in his response to Kristof, at Foreign Policy.

    Marianne Elliott: Why Your Passion Is Not Enough

  • Gittleman, who suggests probiotics and a gluten-free existence for all, is also a strong proponent of what she calls the DIY approach to diagnosing digestive problems.

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  • Selfpublishing. com fit more neatly into the group of author solutions services I term DIY Printer/Publishers, like Lulu,

    Irish Blogs

  • For me, the term DIY dosen’t always conjure up the most inspiring of images.

    Design*Sponge DIY Contest Winners

  • Mr. WILHELM: Yeah, this is what we call the DIY Magic Mirror.

    Geek Out To Freak Out On Halloween

  • You can pick up the software via the Scan Tailor thread in DIY Book Scanner.

    Dewarping pages « The Half-Baked Maker

  • Encastrable is a guerrilla art project that acts in DIY and gardening stores around Paris, leaving small sculptures and instalations in the stores done with the material they sell.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • As someone with a background in DIY culture — skateboarding, zines, etc — I felt uncomfortable working in corporate publishing.

    Author-friends, Meet Justin Hocking

  • The solar DIY is for people who have much experience, tinkering recommended because they require more knowledge assembled through pipelines.

    solar hot water heater

  • For the desk: if you're not going on holiday, but you do have the time off, DIY is definately an option.

    shopping

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