tinker's damn

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noun \-ˈdam\
variants: or less commonly

tinker's dam

Definition of tinker's damn

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1839


TINKER'S DAMN Defined for English Language Learners

tinker's damn

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noun \-ˈdam\

Definition of tinker's damn for English Language Learners

  • : the smallest possible amount

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