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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋtIŋkZ 〕


〔 ˊtiŋkә 〕

Overview of noun tinker

The noun tinker has 3 senses

  • tinker, tinkerer -- (a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts)

  • tinker -- (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)

  • chub mackerel, tinker, Scomber japonicus -- (small mackerel found nearly worldwide)

Overview of verb tinker

The verb tinker has 3 senses

  • putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around -- (do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house")

  • tinker -- (work as a tinker or tinkerer)

  • tinker, fiddle -- (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")