What does DIY mean?

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  1. DIY(Verb)

    To perform oneself a task usually relegated to an expert.


  1. DIY

    The DiY Sound System was one of Britain's first house sound systems. The group "divided their activities between free parties and legal club nights, acting as a bridge between counter-culture and the mainstream". It was created in Nottingham in 1989 as a reaction against the growing number of rave promoters whose bias was towards their own financial enrichment, rather than the joy of their party-goers. They wished to form a cohesive, collective, political front against the prevailing anti-rave legislation that was beginning to come into force at that time. This became more marked around the time of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, with DiY playing a key role in the largest illegal rave ever put on at Castlemorton Common Festival prior to the Bill and a constant stream of illegal, outdoor parties all over the country. Simon Reynolds writes that DiY threw "free parties at abandoned airfields or on hilltops, drawing a mixed crowd of urban ravers and crusty road warriors". DiY also worked successfully in the realm of legitimate club nights, with their "Bounce" night touring the country as well as being a staple of Nottingham's night life. Its popularity, connected to its lack of concern for dress codes and its non-exploitation of its loyal clubbers, coupled with its very particular form of deep, soulful, often minimal house music, led to it being recognised as one of the top ten club nights in Britain by The Times.

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  1. DIY

    The ability, knowledge, skill and understanding to build, construct, decorate, paint, plaster, change a fixture or fitting and perform other types of domestic, house or property related tasks to change or improve a home or property.

    She loved DIY and the fact she was able to do and achieve things for herself, it gave her a sense of achievement.

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    What does DIY stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DIY acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for DIY »

  1. Yid, yid

  2. Yid


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIY in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Heidi Johnson:

    You don’t have to be an expert at the DIY project, or a painter or an artist, you can just pick something you like that speaks to you and color it however you want it.

  2. Danny Hertzberg:

    Maybe four or five years ago, if you wanted these things, you had to hire a professional company, spending about $30,000 and opening walls. Now everything is so simple and DIY.

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