1. of or designed for construction or use by amateurs without special training: a do-it-yourself kit for building a radio.


  1. the practice or hobby of building or repairing things for oneself, usually in one’s own home.


    1. the hobby or process of constructing and repairing things oneself
    2. (as modifier)a do-it-yourself kit

as a modifier, attested by 1941. The expression is much older.

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