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Ghettorig

verb; compounding
To fix or create something using non-standard means. Solving a problem using whatever materials one has on hand. Apparent Meaning: To fix something in an out-of-the-ordinary manner. Not a standard or aesthetically pleasing solution, but a working one. Type of word formation: Compound
 
We didn’t have the right part to fix it but we were able to ghettorig it
Etymology : [Ghetto ‘originally the quarter in a city to which Jews were restricted, now a neologism itself used as an adjective describing something of low class’ + Rig ‘Middle English ‘riggen’, meaning ‘to bind’’]
Source : Group of people on a camping trip
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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