Synonyms for tinkerˈtɪŋ kər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tinker, tinkerer(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    tinker, chub mackerel, tinkerer, fiddler

  2. tinker(noun)

    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 japonicus(verb)

    small mackerel found nearly worldwide

    Synonyms:
    tinker, chub mackerel, tinkerer

  4. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around(verb)

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

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

  5. tinker(verb)

    work as a tinker or tinkerer

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

  6. tinker, fiddle(verb)

    try to fix or mend

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

Wiktionary

  1. tinker(noun)

    to work as a tinker

    Synonyms:
    traveller

  2. tinker(noun)

    A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.

    Synonyms:
    scamp, rascal, scoundrel, rapscallion, rogue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tinker(n.)

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

  2. tinker(v. a.)

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


Translations for tinker

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tüftelnGerman
  • gitanoSpanish
  • värkkäillä, tinata, kattilanpaikkaaja, nikkaroida, tinuri, pusata, ryökäle, rassata, värkätäFinnish
  • bricolerFrench
  • tincéir, scabhaitéirIrish
  • zingaro, stagnino, arrabattarsi, calderaio, lattoniereItalian
  • DëppegéisserLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • kjeleflikkerNorwegian
  • подправлять, возитьсяRussian
  • meka, kopparslagare, rackare, resande, mixtra, löskefolk, kittelflickare, joxa, tattare, mecka, knåpaSwedish

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