- a gypsy.
- any itinerant worker.
- a wanderer.
- a beggar.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of tinker
Related formstin·ker·er, nounun·tin·kered, adjective
Examples from the Web for tinkerer
The fundamental difference between the two is that Keynes is something of a tinkerer.
He was a natural mechanic, a maker and tinkerer of machines; he lisped in blueprints for the blueprints came.Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
It was standard for the tinkerer, for the would-be designer of robot bodies.Tangle Hold|F. L. Wallace
He was something of a tinkerer, and he enjoyed adapting his environment to himself.Beside Still Waters|Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for tinkerer
Derived Formstinkerer, noun
Word Origin for tinker
Idioms and Phrases with tinkerer
In addition to the idiom beginning with tinker
- tinker with
- not worth a damn (tinker's damn)