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Overview of noun tinker

The noun tinker has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. tinker, tinkerer

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

2. tinker

(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)

3. chub mackerel, tinker, Scomber japonicus

(small mackerel found nearly worldwide)


Overview of verb tinker

The verb tinker has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around

(do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house")

2. tinker

(work as a tinker or tinkerer)

3. tinker, fiddle

(try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set

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