band-aid

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Band-aid

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From the trademark Band-Aid, registered in 1924 by Johnson & Johnson. The sense "temporary solution" was first used in 1968 in Canada.

Noun[edit]

band-aid (plural band-aids)

  1. An adhesive bandage, a small piece of fabric or plastic that may be stuck to the skin in order to temporarily cover a small wound.
  2. A temporary or makeshift solution to a problem, created ad hoc (often used with a negative connotation of a lack of foresight)
    • 1968, United Church Observer, n 15 (March), p 36:
      It was another of those political band-aids patted over a minor sore.

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band-aid (third-person singular simple present band-aids, present participle band-aiding, simple past and past participle band-aided)

  1. To apply an adhesive bandage.
    As a school nurse, Pat was used to bandaiding lots of scraped knees and elbows.
  2. To apply a makeshift fix; to jury-rig.
    Rather than fix the code, we just band-aided the problem by hiding the error message.

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band-aid m (plural band-aids)

  1. band-aid (adhesive bandage)

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