tinker's damn

noun
\-ˈdam \
variants: or less commonly tinker's dam

Definition of tinker's damn 

: a minimum amount or degree (as of care) didn't give a tinker's damn about poetry— James Blish

First Known Use of tinker's damn

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tinker's damn

probably from the tinkers' reputation for blasphemy

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tinker's damn

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English Language Learners Definition of tinker's damn

: the smallest possible amount

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