tinker's damn

noun
\ -ˈdam How to pronounce tinker's damn (audio) \
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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinker's%20damn. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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tinker's damn

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English Language Learners Definition of tinker's damn

US, informal : the smallest possible amount

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