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makeshift

also make-shift, 1560s, as a noun, "shifty person, rogue" (a sense now obsolete; for the formation, compare makeweight), from make (v.) + shift (n.). As an adjective, 1680s, "of the nature of a temporary expedient," which led to the noun sense of "that with which one meets a present need or turn, a temporary substitute" (by 1802).

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Definitions of makeshift
1
makeshift (n.)
something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency;
Synonyms: stopgap / make-do
2
makeshift (adj.)
done or made using whatever is available;
the rock served as a makeshift hammer
Synonyms: improvised / jury-rigged
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