gadgeteer

noun
gad·​ge·​teer | \ ˌga-jə-ˈtir How to pronounce gadgeteer (audio) \

Definition of gadgeteer

: a person who makes or is fond of gadgets Like Loomis, he was a compulsive tinkerer and inventor whose curiosity knew no bounds. That Loomis was a lifelong gadgeteer and largely self-taught naturally appealed to Wood.— Jennet Conant

Examples of gadgeteer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Per usual, there'll be a slew of makers, artists and gadgeteers on hand, and mini-lectures on the world of Steampunk. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Time to watch Bands to Watch," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gadgeteer

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Gadgeteer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gadgeteer. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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