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Meaning of TINKER

Pronunciation:  'tingkur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small mackerel found nearly worldwide
  2. [n]  a traveling repairman who mends broken things (such as metal household utensils)
  3. [n]  (British) an itinerant Gypsy
  4. [n]  a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
  5. [v]  do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
  6. [v]  work as a tinker or tinkerer

TINKER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: chub mackerel, mender, mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, putter, Scomber japonicus, tinkerer
 See Also: do work, experimenter, fixer, genus Scomber, itinerant, mackerel, maintenance man, puddle, repairer, repairman, Scomber, service man, work, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tink"er\, n. [From {Tink}, because the tinker's way of
    proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or because in his
    work he makes a tinkling noise. Johnson.]
    1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware.
       ``Tailors and tinkers.'' --Piers Plowman.
    2. One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
    3. (Ordnance) A small mortar on the end of a staff.
    4. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A young mackerel about two years old.
       (b) The chub mackerel.
       (c) The silversides.
       (d) A skate. [Prov. Eng.]
    5. (Zo["o]l.) The razor-billed auk.
  2. \Tink"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinkered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Tinkering}.]
    To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to
  3. \Tink"er\, v. i.
    To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to
    play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.