Complete Definition of "tinker"

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English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÅkÉ(r)|-ɪÅkÉ(r)

Noun
tinker

  1. an itinerant tinsmith and mender of household utensils made of tin
  2. context|mostly|british|Irish A member of the travelling community. A gypsy.

:The term is not common now, and was considered offensive.

Verb
to tinker (intransitive or transitive)

  1. to fiddle with something in an attempt to fix, mend or improve it, especially in an experimental or unskilled manner
  2. to work as a tinker

See also
tinker, tailor
tinker's damn

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