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[jer-ee-rig] /ˈdʒɛr iˌrɪg/
verb (used with object), jerry-rigged, jerry-rigging.
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Patched or cobbled; hoked-up: these would be much better than something jerry-rigged on my Olivetti

[1980s+; a blend of jerry-built, ''badly or flimsily built,'' found by 1869, with jury-rigged, ''rigged temporarily or in an emergency,'' found by 1788; the origin of both of these is unknown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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