Definition of tinhorn in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnhɔːn


North American informal
  • A person who pretends to have money, influence, or ability: the camaraderie among tinhorns and crooks [as modifier]: tinhorn sharpers
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    • But the larger, more frightening meaning of his statement is that in order to rid the world of a tinhorn dictator who posed no credible threat to the United States, it was just dandy to lie to the people.
    • He is no conservative, he's a crackpot - a tinhorn autocrat who has mistaken totalitarianism for conservatism.
    • Trapped on the other side of the country aboard Air Force One, the President has lost his cool: ‘If some tinhorn terrorist wants me, tell him to come and get me!’

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