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Dictionary definition for: Tinker

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

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

3. (n) an itinerant Gypsy

4. (v) work as a tinker or tinkerer

5. (n) a traveling repairman who mends broken things (such as metal household utensils)

6. (v) try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it''s not working right" "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"

7. (n) small mackerel found nearly worldwide

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