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tinker

noun

1 tinker

A person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts.

synonym: tinkerer.

Roget 660: restoration, restoral; reinstatement, replacement, rehabilitation, reestablishment, reconstitution, reconstruction; reproduction etc. 163; renovation, renewal; ... show more

Polish: majster-klepka



2 tinker

Formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living.

Polish: druciarz

3 tinker

Small mackerel found nearly worldwide.

synonyms: chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus.

Dutch: koperslager

verb

1 tinker

Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.

synonyms: mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, putter.

Roget 654: be in health etc. adj.. bloom, flourish.    keep body and soul together, keep on one's legs; enjoy good health, enjoy a good state of health; have a clean bill of health.    return to health; recover etc. ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

2 tinker

Work as a tinker or tinkerer.

3 tinker

Try to fix or mend:
— Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right.

synonym: fiddle.


Moby thesaurus: cobble, cobbler, commission, condition, coquet, dabble, dally, darn, do up, doctor, doodle, fiddle, fiddle with, fiddle-faddle, fidget with, finger with, fix, fix up, fixer, flirt ... show more.

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