What does DIY stand for?

Do it yourself

DIY means do it yourself. It refers to jobs and tasks that can be done by amateurs instead of requiring professionals.

While the acronym can be used when texting and online it is commonly used offline in regular speak. For example, it is heavily used in regards to home improvement where a DIY job is a project you can do on your own.


Changing the oil in your car can be a DIY job if you don't mind getting a little dirty.
DIY jobs are not always pretty

DIY jobs are not always pretty

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Updated August 18, 2016

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