DIY Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “DIY” in the English Dictionary

"DIY" in British English

See all translations

DIYnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌdiː.aɪˈwaɪ/
abbreviation fordo-it-yourself: the ​activity of ​decorating or ​repairingyourhome, or making things for ​yourhome yourself, ​rather than ​paying someone ​else to do it for you: a DIY ​enthusiast a DIY ​project

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of DIY from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"DIY" in Business English

See all translations

DIYnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌdiːaɪˈwaɪ/ UK
abbreviation for do-it-yourself: the ​activity of decorating or ​repairing your ​home, or making things for your ​home yourself, rather than ​paying someone else to do it for you: buildingmaterials and DIY ​products the DIY ​business/​market/​sector a DIY ​chain/​retailer/​superstore

DIYadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌdiːaɪˈwaɪ/
abbreviation for do-it-yourself: done or made without ​paying someone else to do it: This ​software is ideal for ​smallbusinesses who do DIY ​accounts.
(Definition of DIY from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of DIY?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“DIY” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More