From the series, which follows the story of MacGyver, a laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent , played by Richard Dean Anderson, who prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible & refuses to carry or use a gun, but usually just uses his Swiss Army knife. He is a problem solver for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in LA.
You: Oh man you got your crappy old TV working again! The picture was so crappy last time!
Me: Yeah I Macgyver'd it with a piece of wood and a good whack.
n. Someone who can regularly cobble together solutions to problems using only the tools available at hand.
Man, I be a regular MacGyver when it comes to making bongs
2.(n.) 1980s T.V. show where in every episode the hero would use objects around him to escape dire situations or fix something up through physics, chemistry, or duct tape.
3.(v.) To repair or enhance something previously broken through use of everday objects.
2. MacGyver created makeshift grenades from some junk and chemicals he found in an aircraft garage in order to get rid of the gunmen holding people hostage inside a diner.
3. Tim's mouse had broken, so he popped it open and used some chewing gum to MacGyver it back together for a while.
Trivia: On episodes where Macgyver makes explosives from household materials, the producers always leave out one ingredient, fearing that people at home would imitate the recipe. While most inventions and scientific wizardry seen on the show probably wouldnt work too well in real life, they're all scientifically sound and Could work.
derived from the TV show in which the main character, MacGyver, did this every week in order to save the world and get the girl