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DIY or d.i.y.


abbreviation for

(in Britain and Canada)
  1. do-it-yourself

Derived Forms

DIˈYer  noun

Translations for 'DIY'

  • British English: DIY DIY is the activity of making or repairing things in your home. DIY is an abbreviation for `do-it-yourself'.He's useless at DIY. He won't even put up a shelf.diː aɪ waɪ ABBREVIATION
  • Arabic: عَمَلِيَّةٌ تَفْعَلُها بِنَفْسَك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: faça você mesmo
  • Chinese: 自己动手做
  • Croatian: uraditi sam
  • Czech: kutilství
  • Danish: gør-det-selv
  • Dutch: doe-het-zelven
  • European Spanish: bricolaje
  • Finnish: tee-se-itse -työt
  • French: bricolage
  • German: Heimwerken
  • Greek: «Κάν’το μόνος σου»
  • Italian: fai da te
  • Japanese: 日曜大工
  • Korean: 손수 하는 일
  • Norwegian: gjør-det-selv
  • Polish: majsterkowanie
  • Portuguese: bricolage
  • Romanian: "Descurcă-te singur"
  • Russian: сделай сам
  • Spanish: bricolaje
  • Swedish: gör-det-själv
  • Thai: ตัวย่อของทำด้วยตัวเอง
  • Turkish: kendin-yap
  • Ukrainian: зроби сам
  • Vietnamese: việc tự làm

Example Sentences Including 'DIY'

But I realised that soon you'll have a new generation of old people who'll just talk about DIY and cruises or something.
Scarlett Thomas GOING OUT (2002)
Just pretend you were doing DIY or something He felt his stomach fluttering, but forced himself to grow bold again.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
They work in telesales, peddling advertising space in magazines specializing in second-hand cars, DIY , computing, kitchens and bathrooms.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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