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

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English Language Learners Definition of tinhorn

US, informal + disapproving : a person who talks and acts like someone who is strong and powerful but who is really weak, unimportant, etc.

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