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Synonyms for tinker
ˈtɪŋ kərtin·ker

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Wiktionary

  1. tinkernoun

    to work as a tinker

    Synonyms:
    traveller

  2. tinkernoun

    A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.

    Synonyms:
    scamp, rascal, scoundrel, rapscallion, rogue

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tinker, tinkerernoun

    a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

    Synonyms:
    chub mackerel, tinkerer, fiddler

  2. tinkernoun

    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

    Synonyms:
    chub mackerel, tinkerer

  3. chub mackerel, tinker, Scomber japonicusverb

    small mackerel found nearly worldwide

    Synonyms:
    chub mackerel, tinkerer

  4. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck aroundverb

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

    "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

    Synonyms:
    fiddle, muck around, monkey, muck about, monkey around, tamper, putter, potter around, mess around, putter around, potter

  5. tinkerverb

    work as a tinker or tinkerer

    Synonyms:
    fiddle, muck around, monkey, muck about, monkey around, putter, mess around, potter

  6. tinker, fiddleverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    play, fiddle, shirk, muck around, goldbrick, monkey, shrink from, muck about, monkey around, putter, toy, mess around, diddle, potter, tamper

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tinkernoun

    Synonyms:
    mender (of old pans, kettles, &c.)

  2. tinkerverb

    Synonyms:
    mend (as old pans, kettles, &c.), cobble, patch up

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How to use tinker in a sentence?

  1. Steven Rosenthal:

    At the end of the day, I think they'd step back from the precipice and just tinker around with the current system, but you never know. We are living in strange times.

  2. Balfour Beatty:

    The allegations in relation to work orders at Tinker Air Force Base and Mountain Home Air Force Base are being taken seriously and are in the process of being investigated.

  3. Amy Oberman:

    Yes, there is freedom of speech established by [The Supreme Court decision] Tinker, but at least in my view, it's a hate crime because a group was targeted.

  4. Leland Stowe:

    An American will tinker with anything he can put his hands on. But how rarely can he be persuaded to tinker with an abstract idea.

  5. James Scott:

    We have the technical sophistication of Tinker Toy’s protecting the IoT microcosms of America’s health sector organizations.

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