Synonyms of 'jerry-built'
ramshackleDictionary, cheap, faultyWorkers at the plant speak of jerry-built equipment.
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A flimsy object is weak because it is made of a weak material, or is badly made.
a flimsy wooden door
A rickety structure or piece of furniture is not very strong or well made, and seems likely to collapse or break.
She climbed the rickety wooden stairway.
Thesaurus for jerry-built from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe houses or blocks of flats as jerry-built , you are critical of the fact that they have been built very quickly and cheaply, without much care for safety or quality.