Meaning of bricoleur in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbrɪkəˈləː/


  • A person who engages in bricolage.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Moore seems to me Modernism's purest bricoleur, weaving her poems from shreds and patches.’
    • ‘In his subsequent career, Jennings established for himself the vocation of bricoleur of English culture.’


French, literally ‘handyman’.