Definition of Tinkerer

1. Noun. An unskilled person who tries to fix or mend.

Exact synonyms: Fiddler
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person
Derivative terms: Fiddle, Tinker



2. Noun. A person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts.
Exact synonyms: Tinker
Generic synonyms: Experimenter
Derivative terms: Tinker, Tinker

Definition of Tinkerer

1. Noun. Agent noun of tinker; one who tinkers with things. ¹

2. Noun. A meddler. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tinkerer

1. one that tinkers [n -S] - See also: tinkers

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tinkerer

tininess
tininesses
tining
tink
tinkalite
tinked
tinker
tinker's cuss
tinker's dam
tinker's damn
tinker's root
tinker, tailor
tinkerbird
tinkerbirds
tinkered
tinkerer (current term)
tinkerers
tinkering
tinkerings
tinkerly
tinkers
tinkertoy
tinkertoys
tinking
tinkle
tinkle the ivories
tinkled
tinkler
tinklers
tinkles

Literary usage of Tinkerer

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1. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"4, 20, 38), tinkerer (No. 56), "ran away to go to war," "wandering while insane." Just as the nomadic races live by hunting and fishing, it is suggestive to ..."

2. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"4, 20, 38), tinkerer (No. 56), "ran away to go to war," "wandering while insane." Just as the nomadic races live by hunting and fishing, it is suggestive to ..."

3. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1895)
"... brought before us in such a practical manner by Dr. Baldwin, and the essayist is very correct in saying that the uterine tinkerer is a thing of the past ..."

4. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by [Anonymus AC02789944] (1920)
"... their whaling and their fleets, and that what came after was him — a tinkerer with other men's boats, a ship's carpenter who 'd even work on houses. ..."

5. Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick (1922)
"But if God were to come back again he could not return as an occasional tinkerer; he had to come as the life in all that lives, the indwelling presence ..."

6. Benjamin Franklin in American Thought and Culture, 1790-1990 by Nian-Sheng Huang (1994)
"Critics would say that his achievements were so simple and unsophisticated tha he was no more than a tinkerer. ..."

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