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Definitions of tinker:
  • noun:   an itinerant Gypsy
  • noun:   a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
  • noun:   small mackerel found nearly worldwide
  • noun:   a traveling repairman who mends broken things (such as metal household utensils)
  • verb:   work as a tinker or tinkerer
  • verb:   try to fix or mend
    Example: "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"
  • verb:   do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #4523)

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