Meaning of tinker

Definition of tinker

(noun) a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
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
(verb) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
work as a tinker or tinkerer
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"

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