As such, the word can then be ported to 'the scene' and used interchangeably with tweak. Shortened to tink.
Married guy: I know she thinks I'm down here tinkerin with my ride and I'm just blowin hella clouds from the piezo.
Bach: I know I can barely see u man, thats fucked off. But ya pass that shit nicka.
Sticky Fings: What u do last night?
Shadey: Bout 4 of us plopped an smoked hella twiz.
Sticky: Ur example sucks!
Shadey: I know its cos I'm tinkering right now all fucked off.
"Seen a car full of girls ain't no need to tink
all you skirts know what's up with 213"
Not all Irish Travellers were tinkers (from tinsmithing or tinsmith) as there were horse dealers, market traders etc.
Irish Travellers have their own distinct culture, traditions, way of life and language and are indigenious to Ireland and are said to be here in Ireland before the Celts arrived in Ireland 500 yrs BC.
"No, its a term, often negative"
verb--To engage in minor repairs or inventing.
John's always tinkering. His latest widget gets my mail and throws away the ads.
Another meaning of tinkers is esctasy pills.