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 Eventually, Stripe and a colleague stumble across some artifacts from the show’s main era, like the parasol carried by gadgeteer Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), and the link to the main storyline is made clear. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 17 May 2021 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, 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gadgeteer

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Gadgeteer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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