1 (esp. formerly) a travelling mender of pots and pans
4 (Scot. and Irish) another name for a →
informal a mischievous child
6 any of several small mackerels that occur off the North American coast of the Atlantic
7 intr; foll by: with to play, fiddle, or meddle (with machinery, etc.), esp. while undertaking repairs
8 to mend (pots and pans) as a tinker (C13 tinkere, perhaps from tink tinkle, of imitative origin)
tinker's damn , cuss
Slang the slightest heed (esp. in the phrase not give a tinker's damn or cuss)
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