pinchbeck

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pinch·beck

noun \ˈpinch-ˌbek\

Definition of PINCHBECK

1
:  an alloy of copper and zinc used especially to imitate gold in jewelry
2
:  something counterfeit or spurious
pinchbeck adjective

Origin of PINCHBECK

Christopher Pinchbeck †1732 English watchmaker
First Known Use: 1734

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