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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

    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

    chub mackerel, tinkerer

  3. chub mackerel, tinker, Scomber japonicus(verb)

    small mackerel found nearly worldwide

    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

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

    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

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

  6. tinker, fiddle(verb)

    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"

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


  1. tinker(noun)

    to work as a tinker


  2. tinker(noun)

    A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.

    scamp, rascal, scoundrel, rapscallion, rogue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tinker(n.)

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

  2. tinker(v. a.)

    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
  • לְנַסוֹת לְתַקֵןHebrew
  • いじくり回しますJapanese
  • DëppegéisserLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • kjeleflikkerNorwegian
  • подправлять, возитьсяRussian
  • meka, kopparslagare, rackare, resande, mixtra, löskefolk, kittelflickare, joxa, tattare, mecka, knåpaSwedish

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