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Definition of DIY

DIY

  • acronym for "Do It Yourself." The term was originally used to refer to repair and remodeling tasks around the home that one could do one's self, rather than hiring a professional. The term is currently used far more broadly, referring to nearly anything one can do one's self, rather than hiring a professional or buying a pre-built object.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "D.I.Y. beauty is easy and natural", Contra Costa Times, Jessica Yadegaran, 07/22/2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 27 2009.

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Definitions include: a hard worker.
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Definitions include: to back away.
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