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Adjective

quick-and-dirty (comparative quicker-and-dirtier, superlative quickest-and-dirtiest)

Positive
quick-and-dirty

Comparative
quicker-and-dirtier

Superlative
quickest-and-dirtiest

  1. (idiomatic) Done or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.
    I can do a quick-and-dirty market analysis in time for the meeting tomorrow.
  2. (computing) Of or pertaining to the creation or repair of software or hardware in a manner which permits operation within a brief period of time, although with compromised functionality or reliability.

Synonyms

Noun

Singular
quick-and-dirty

Plural
quick-and-dirties

quick-and-dirty (quick-and-dirties)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An inexpensive, inelegant eatery; a greasy spoon.
  2. (idiomatic) A quick, temporary fix, estimate, or the like.
    The car broke down but we managed to do a quick-and-dirty and were back on the road in fifteen minutes.

References

  • quick-and-dirty” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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