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

Origin and Etymology of tinker's damn

probably from the tinkers' reputation for blasphemy


TINKER'S DAMN Defined for English Language Learners

tinker's damn

noun

Definition of tinker's damn for English Language Learners

  • : the smallest possible amount


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