makeshift definition

  • noun:
    • a short-term or expedient replacement another thing.
    • A temporary, usually insubstantial, replacement for something else.
    • by using what type makes change; a short-term expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more typical object or means.
    • A shifty individual; one directed at changes or expedients; a mischievous fellow.
    • by using what type makes change; an expedient followed to provide a present-day need or change; a temporary substitute.
    • one thing contrived to satisfy an urgent need or disaster
  • adjective:
    • Suitable as a temporary or expedient replacement: used a rock as a makeshift hammer.
    • built to work or suffice; improvised; substituted.
    • done or made utilizing whatever is available
  • others:
    • associated with the nature of a short-term expedient.

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