Origin of tinker
OTHER WORDS FROM tinkertin·ker·er, nounun·tin·kered, adjective
Words nearby tinker
How to use tinker in a sentence
You could tinker with them so they would boil but then the cops could take it away for being an ‘altered item’.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He could spell the names of all his classmates, and he loved building with Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.The Crossword Puzzle Turns 100: The ‘King of Crossword’ on Its Strange History|Kevin Fallon|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
[Laughs] KROLL: The “Tinker Stinker” I like, in that it felt like a true labeling of something that happens.‘The League’ Roundtable: The Cast Dishes on the Funniest Show You’re Not Watching|Marlow Stern|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
More like used tinker toys in a world of killer apps and drones.Obama’s 2012 Campaign Prepped for Disaster. Obamacare Didn’t.|Lloyd Green|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Oh, sure, if it would attract a few token Republican votes, they were willing to tinker with the price tag.
For that matter, he said, he didn't care a tinker's dam if we were; he had grub and bedding and we were welcome to both.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Mr. Giles directed an appealing glance at the tinker, but he had suddenly fallen asleep.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Tinker received a scimitar from the hands of Mr. Figgins, and flourished it gaily round his head.
Tinker hopped round him as nimbly as a tomtit or a jackdaw, and presently gave him another little taste of his steel.
But Tinker and his man were not at all put out by these strange demonstrations upon the part of the ladies.
British Dictionary definitions for tinker
Derived forms of tinkertinkerer, noun
Word Origin for tinker
Other Idioms and Phrases with tinker
In addition to the idiom beginning with tinker
- tinker with
- not worth a damn (tinker's damn)