18 03/14

new dictionary entry: DIYer

Tags: | Categories: diseño, DIY

The noun DIY has got a new subentry in the Oxford English Dictionary: DIYer

DIYer (n.): A person who engages in do-it-yourself activities; an amateur (in construction, repair, etc.).

The OED offers two examples of its use:

  • The relentless DIY’er has recorded hundreds of his songs in a makeshift studio in his bedroom, where you can imagine him retreating from a frigid evening.
  • A do-it-yourselfer – or DIY’er – is allowed to do everything else, so the great Kiwi tradition of people being able to build their own homes has not been affected, at all.