bricoleur

noun
bri·​co·​leur | \ ˌbrē-kō-ˈlər How to pronounce bricoleur (audio) , -ˈlœr, bri- \

Definition of bricoleur

: one who engages in bricolage

Examples of bricoleur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Jenner's historic Vanity Fair cover broke Monday, Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey and a coder friend bricoleur-ed together @she_not_he. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "There's a Twitter Bot Correcting People Who Misgender Caitlyn Jenner," 2 June 2015

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First Known Use of bricoleur

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bricoleur

French, one who putters about, from bricoler

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The first known use of bricoleur was in 1965

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“Bricoleur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bricoleur. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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