verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of tinker
OTHER WORDS FROM tinkertin·ker·er, nounun·tin·kered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for tinker
Ford began tinkering in his garage in Detroit in the 1890s, trains and the horse and buggy was the dominant mode of transport.
Once a lease is signed, the most people can generally accomplish is “technical tinkering rather than radical reform,” she says.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees|Carrie Arnold|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it especially strengthens those who look to meet massive challenges with little more than small-scale policy tinkering.
There is no improvising, no tinkering with the script and very little room for actors to suggest improvements.The Cast of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Says Wes Anderson Is a Genius Hardass|Nico Hines|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It refers to what Americans call eau-de-vie, though Austrians have been tinkering with and perfecting the drink for centuries.What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps|Jordan Salcito|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the dawnlight he saw Welborn and Landy tinkering with the old model that had brought them so valiantly through the mountains.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Bernice saw that Warren's eyes had left a ukulele he had been tinkering with and were fixed on her questioningly.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
I wish to Heaven you would get him to leave off tinkering those commercial treaties that he is always making such a fuss about.Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli
But all this tinkering has left very sorry scars, and even the tower outside has not been spared.The Story of Perugia|Margaret Symonds
A house is never really finished until one loses interest in it and stops tinkering and planning homely improvements.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|D.C. Beard
British Dictionary definitions for tinker
Derived forms of tinkertinkerer, noun
Word Origin for tinker
Idioms and Phrases with tinker
In addition to the idiom beginning with tinker
- tinker with
- not worth a damn (tinker's damn)