- The definition of tin-pot is someone who is unimportant.
An example of tin-pot used as an adjective is a tin-pot dictator which means a person who has very little importance.
tin-pot definition by Webster's New World
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Informal of little importance or value; insignificant, petty, inferior, etc.: a tin-pot dictator
tin-pot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Insignificant or unimportant; minor.