Tin-pot meaning

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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.

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Alternative spelling of tin-pot.
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(informal) Of a country, regime etc., autocratic, especially amusingly so.
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(informal) Inferior; shoddy.
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Insignificant or unimportant; minor.
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(informal) Of little importance or value; insignificant, petty, inferior, etc.

A tin-pot dictator.

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Origin of tin-pot

  • Origin 1700s, from the low esteem for a tinker's wares.

    From Wiktionary