pretending to have money, influence, ability, etc., though actually lacking in these; cheap and showy
Origin of tinhorn; from phrase tin horn gambler: so named from use of metal dice-shaker in chuck-a-luck games, scorned as petty by faro dealers
a tinhorn person, esp. a gambler
A petty braggart who pretends to be rich and important.
Origin of tinhornFrom the horn-shaped metal can used by chuck-a-luck operators for shaking the dice.