tinhorn

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noun tin·horn \ˈtin-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of tinhorn

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

1885

First Known Use of tinhorn

1885


TINHORN Defined for English Language Learners

tinhorn

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noun tin·horn \ˈtin-ˌhȯrn\

Definition of tinhorn for English Language Learners

  • : a person who talks and acts like someone who is strong and powerful but who is really weak, unimportant, etc.

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