- A popular etymology is that tinkers used a small piece of dough or clay, a dam, to stop the flow of solder until it solidified. The dam was single-use, and was thrown away afterwards as useless. (Wiktionary)
- Probably from the reputation of tinkers for cursing. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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made due to compulsion to not leave the comments on this list hanging. Also the typo.
Somebody must already have a list like this. But I'm bored, so I'm going to start my own.
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