Definition of bricoleur in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbrēkōˈlər/ Pronunciation: /ˌbrikə-/


A person who engages in bricolage.
Example sentences
  • Now working mainly with wood she has turned from being a maker of precious objects into a witty bricoleur.
  • Recent critics tend to place brilliant bricoleurs above singular craftsmen.
  • It is also the source of a great part of the subcultural bricoleur's stylistic savvy.


Mid 20th century: French, literally 'handyman'.

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Syllabification: bri·co·leur

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