Every night their corpses stacked higher in Penang's streets and hospitals and makeshift refugee camps.
A boiling brew is scooped into makeshift bowls—hollowed out coconut halves.
She orders ginger ale and grenadine: a makeshift kiddie cocktail.
also make-shift, 1560s, as a noun, "shifty person, rogue," from make (v.) + shift (v.). Adjectival sense of "substitute" is first recorded 1680s. Cf. make-sport "a laughing stock" (1610s).