Definition of "Tinker" :
noun: small mackerel found nearly worldwide
noun: 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
noun: a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
verb: try to fix or mend
"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right."
verb: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
verb: work as a tinker or tinkerer