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English noun: tinker

1. tinker (person) a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts


Synonymstinkerer


Broader (hypernym)experimenter

2. tinker (person) 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


Broader (hypernym)gipsy, gypsy, itinerant

3. tinker (animal) small mackerel found nearly worldwide


Synonymschub mackerel, Scomber japonicus


Broader (hypernym)mackerel


Member meronymgenus Scomber, Scomber


English verb: tinker

1. tinker (contact) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly


SamplesThe old lady is usually mucking about in her little house.


Synonymsmess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, putter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)puddle

2. tinker (social) work as a tinker or tinkerer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)do work, work

3. tinker (change) try to fix or mend


SamplesCan you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right.
She always fiddles with her van on the weekend.


Synonymsfiddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on









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