- someone, especially a gambler, who pretends to be important but actually has little money, influence, or skill.
- cheap and insignificant; small-time: a tinhorn racket.
Origin of tinhorn
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- a cheap pretentious person, esp a gambler with extravagant claims
- cheap and showy
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Word Origin and History for tin horn
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