make-do

make-do

[meyk-doo]
noun, plural make-dos.
1.
something that serves as a substitute, especially of an inferior or expedient nature: We had to get along with make-dos during the war.
adjective
2.
used as a substitute; makeshift: make-do curtains.

Origin:
1890–95

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