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    tinker

    tinker - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tinker

    Definition
    (noun) a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    Synonyms : tinkerer
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) small mackerel found nearly worldwide Definition
    (verb) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    Example Sentence
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house
    Definition
    (verb) work as a tinker or tinkerer Definition
    (verb) try to fix or mend
    Synonyms : fiddle
    Example Sentence
    • Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right
    • She always fiddles with her van on the weekend
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