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1. tinker

verb. ['ˈtɪŋkɝ'] do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.

Synonyms

  • putter
  • puddle
  • monkey around
  • work
  • mess around
  • muck around
  • monkey
  • potter

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • tinkere (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Tinker

  • treblinka
  • freethinker
  • slinker
  • klinker
  • drinker
  • brinker
  • winker
  • thinker
  • sinker
  • rinker
  • pinker
  • linker
  • kinker

How do you pronounce tinker?

Pronounce tinker as ˈtɪŋkər.

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Sentences with tinker


1. Verb, base form
You do not need to tinker with the circuit board of your LCD TV to test its power supply.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Elisa is captivated by the tinker's charm and flattery and idolizes his free-spirited lifestyle.

Quotes about tinker


1. When she expressed a doubtful hope that Tinker Bell would be glad to see her, he said, ‘Who is Tinker Bell?’ ‘O Peter,’ she said, shocked; but even when she explained he could not remember. ‘There are such a lot of them,’ he said. ‘I expect she is no more.’ I expect he was right, for fairies don’t live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them.
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

2. tinker

noun. ['ˈtɪŋkɝ'] small mackerel found nearly worldwide.

Synonyms

  • chub mackerel
  • mackerel
  • Scomber
  • Scomber japonicus

Antonyms

  • studio
  • inactivity
  • fail
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • tinkere (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. tinker

noun. ['ˈtɪŋkɝ'] a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts.

Synonyms

  • experimenter

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • untie

Etymology

  • tinkere (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. tinker

verb. ['ˈtɪŋkɝ'] work as a tinker or tinkerer.

Synonyms

  • do work

Antonyms

  • detach
  • winterize

Etymology

  • tinkere (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. tinker

noun. ['ˈtɪŋkɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • itinerant
  • gipsy

Antonyms

  • compress
  • unwire
  • unlock

Etymology

  • tinkere (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. tinker

verb. ['ˈtɪŋkɝ'] try to fix or mend.

Synonyms

  • furbish up
  • fix
  • doctor
  • mend
  • touch on
  • fiddle
  • bushel
  • repair

Antonyms

  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain

Etymology

  • tinkere (Middle English (1100-1500))
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