Synonyms for tinker

Synonyms for (noun) tinker

Synonyms: Scomber japonicus, chub mackerel, tinker

Definition: small mackerel found nearly worldwide

Similar words: mackerel

Definition: any of various fishes of the family Scombridae


Synonyms: tinker

Definition: 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

Similar words: itinerant, gypsy, gipsy

Definition: a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

Usage: itinerant traders


Synonyms: tinker, tinkerer

Definition: a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

Similar words: experimenter

Definition: a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas

Usage: she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry

Synonyms for (verb) tinker

Synonyms: fiddle, tinker

Definition: try to fix or mend

Usage: Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right; She always fiddles with her van on the weekend

Similar words: doctor, bushel, touch on, furbish up, fix, repair, restore, mend

Definition: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Usage: She repaired her TV set; Repair my shoes please


Synonyms: putter, potter, tinker, mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around

Definition: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

Usage: The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

Similar words: work

Definition: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

Usage: I will work hard to improve my grades; she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor


Synonyms: tinker

Definition: work as a tinker or tinkerer

Similar words: do work, work

Definition: be employed

Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college