korien_sept9“Did you add that function to our website?”
“No, I still need to tinker with it until it works right.”

“My sister loves to take machines apart and tinker with them.”

Tinkering is building or rebuilding something, usually a machine. A professional tinkerer could be a repairman or an inventor or both. As the machines in our daily lives become more complicated, more and more tinkering is done with computer code instead of physical machines.