On the last turn Smith drew another three and tinhorn another queen.
Was tinhorn bluffing or did he have another queen in the “hole”?
But there was one person his story did involve, and that was Spiker, the tinhorn, tenderfoot sport of Noches.
You wasn't laid out with a crack on the nut, old tinhorn; tell us how it happened.'
“tinhorn” in particular was disturbed because of their nearness.
That makes them mad and the tinhorn bunch keep stirring up trouble.
The next turn showed up a queen for tinhorn and a three-spot for Smith.
Every tinhorn sport has his bundle, you know; but it's only your real gent that can flash a check book.
Make it Masterson, an hell make you an every other tinhorn hard to find.
When tinhorn dealt him another jack he bought more chips and backed his pair, for tinhorn, as yet, had none in sight.
A petty but flashy gambler, or any person with those characteristics: denunciations of punks, tin-horns, and gyps
[entry form 1857+, variant 1885+; fr the horn-shaped metal can used by chuck-a-luck operators for shaking the dice; the notion of inferiority comes fr the presumed superiority of other, more sophisticated kinds of gambling, and fr the generalized inferiority of tin to other metals]