tin-pot

adjective
\ ˈtin-ˈpät \

Definition of tin-pot

: two-bit sense 1 tin-pot dictators

First Known Use of tin-pot

1838, in the meaning defined above

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tin-pot

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tin-pot

informal + disapproving : of little worth or importance

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