tinker NOUN 1) a travelling mender of pots, kettles, etc. 2) Brit., chiefly derogatory a gypsy or other person living in a travelling community. 3) Brit. informal a mischievous child. 4) an act of tinkering with something.
VERB (tinker with) attempt to repair or improve in a casual manner.
not give a tinker's curse — Cf. ↑not give a tinker's curse
DERIVATIVES tinkerer noun.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.

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