tinker


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Synonyms for tinker

Synonyms for tinker

to handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

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

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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

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small mackerel found nearly worldwide

do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

work as a tinker or tinkerer

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try to fix or mend

References in classic literature ?
said the gossipy tinker, pricking up his ear; "I am a tinker by trade, Middle by name, and come from over against Banbury.
In the end the tinker fell sound asleep while in the act of trying to get a tankard to his lips.
He had the whim to stay awhile and see what the droll tinker might do when he awoke.
Now by the pewter platter of Saint Dunstan," cried the Tinker, "I have a good part of a mind to baste thy hide for thine ill jest.
Loud laughed Robin and cried, "Now well taken, Tinker, well taken
Now by my faith," said the Tinker, "thou art a right good fellow in spite of thy scurvy jests.
Go and get another chair from the kitchen, Tinker, if you want to sit down; and then we'll have a bit of supper.
Yes; my dear, Tinker is quite right: I've lost and won more lawsuits than any man in England.
Giles had captured a robber; and the tinker busied himself in endeavouring to restore Oliver, lest he should die before he could be hanged.
Those who now ruled "were angry with the tinker because he strove to mend souls as well as kettles and pans.
I marvel," said King Charles to one, "that a learned man such as you can sit and listen to an unlearned tinker.
Really, he thought they had now talked enough about fairies, and it struck him that Tinker Bell was keeping very quiet.
She is quite a common fairy," Peter explained apologetically, "she is called Tinker Bell because she mends the pots and kettles [tinker = tin worker].
said the tinker, gripping the bosom of my shirt with his blackened hand.
asked the tinker, giving his hand another turn in my shirt, to hold me more securely.