From Middle English making, from Old English macung (“making”), equivalent to make + -ing. Cognate with Dutch making (“making”), Old High German machunga.
making (countable and uncountable, plural makings)
- The act of forming, causing, or constituting; workmanship; construction.
- Process of growth or development.
- As a child, he didn’t seem like a genius in the making.
From make + -ing.
- present participle of make
- 1981, Earliest Usenet use via Google Groups - fa.human-nets, 10 May 1981 09:16-EDT, Robert Elton Maas
- Soon (30 years?) we'll be making complete DNA and life in reverse, growing food that only reversed creatures cn[sic] eat.