[ tin-hawrn ]
/ ˈtɪnˌhɔrn /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for tinhorn
/ (ˈtɪnˌhɔːn) US slang /
a cheap pretentious person, esp a gambler with extravagant claims
cheap and showy
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