bri·​co·​leur ˌbrē-kō-ˈlər How to pronounce bricoleur (audio)
: one who engages in bricolage

Examples of bricoleur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From an early age, Berry loved to tinker: junior handyman, hipster bricoleur. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 4 May 2023 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, 2 June 2015

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Word History


French, one who putters about, from bricoler

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bricoleur was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Bricoleur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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