tinhorn

noun
tin·​horn | \ ˈtin-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce tinhorn (audio) \

Definition of tinhorn

: one (such as a gambler) who pretends to have money, ability, or influence

First Known Use of tinhorn

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Tinhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinhorn. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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