tin-pan

or tin-pan·ny

[tin-pan or tin-pan-ee]

Origin of tin-pan

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for tin-pan

Historical Examples of tin-pan

  • The tin-pan Mexican voice was empty of melody and full of rhythm.

  • If I catch you at it again Ill sink your tin-pan of a boat if I get a chance.

    The Motor Boys Afloat

    Clarence Young

  • In this case the bees took the lead; the man with his tin-pan music kept the rear, and was soon at a respectful distance.

  • Nothing but his personal interposition prevented a drunken gang from giving Sedgwick a tin-pan serenade.

  • Lath swords and tin-pan drums remained a part of our equipment for a year or two.