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  Definition of Tinker
  1. small mackerel found nearly worldwide
  2. a traveling repairman who mends broken things (such as metal household utensils)
  3. an itinerant Gypsy
  4. a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
  5. try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it''s not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"
  6. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
  7. work as a tinker or tinkerer
Similar Words: chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus, mender, tinkerer, fiddle, putter, mess around, potter, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around

 

Hyponyms: puddle

 

Member Meronyms: Scomber, genus Scomber

 

Derivational Morphology: repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on, putter, mess around, potter, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, tinkerer, fiddler, putterer, potterer, mender

 

 
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