tin·​horn ˈtin-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce tinhorn (audio)
: one (such as a gambler) who pretends to have money, ability, or influence

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tinhorn was in 1885

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“Tinhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinhorn. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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