tinker every year, adding new provisions and privileges as much needed new research comes in.
He even replaced the other actor he looked up to, Michael Fassbender, in tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
[Laughs] KROLL: The “tinker Stinker” I like, in that it felt like a true labeling of something that happens.
"mender of kettles, pots, pans, etc.," mid-13c. (as a surname), of uncertain origin. Some connect the word with the sound made by light hammering on metal. The verb meaning "to keep busy in a useless way" is first found 1650s. Tinker's damn "something slight and worthless" is from 1824, probably simply preserving tinkers' reputation for free and casual use of profanity; more elaborate derivations exist, but seem to be just-so stories without evidence.