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[tin-tahyp] /ˈtɪnˌtaɪp/
Photography. ferrotype (def 2).
not on your tintype, Slang. absolutely not:
Ask her again? Not on your tintype!
Origin of tintype
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; tin + -type Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had brought a tintype of himself and Rudolph for Antonia's collection, and several paper bags of candy for the children.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • No, I ain't never had my pictur' took since I was a young girl and had it on a tintype.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • I might 'a' known first glance, for you're like him as his tintype.

    Flood Tide Sara Ware Bassett
  • "They won't get crumpled that way," said he; and he further showed me a tintype.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
  • Of course the tintype presented the subject as one appears when looking into a mirror.

    A Boy Trooper With Sheridan Stanton P. Allen
  • And he looked at the tintype and said, "Bless her dear little heart."

    A Certain Rich Man William Allen White
  • Oh, yes, but it wasn't on the tintype that the other fellow should have been there at all.

  • But there wasn't anything in that recarnification and revulsion to tintype for me.

    Options O. Henry
  • Have you a photograph or even a tintype of your son, recently taken?

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • He said he had never done such a day's work in his life, and his tintype material was nearly used up.

    Witch Winnie Elizabeth W. Champney
British Dictionary definitions for tintype


another name for ferrotype (sense 1), ferrotype (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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