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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jer′ry-built`(adj.)

  1. built cheaply and flimsily; shoddy.

  2. contrived or developed in a haphazard fashion.

Origin of jerry-built:

1865–70; jerry, of uncert. orig.

jer′ry-build`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jerry-builder(noun)

    someone who builds cheap buildings out of poor materials on speculation for a quick profit

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