Tin-pot Definition

tĭnpŏt
adjective
Insignificant or unimportant; minor.
American Heritage
Of little importance or value; insignificant, petty, inferior, etc.
A tin-pot dictator.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

(informal) Inferior; shoddy.

Wiktionary

(informal) Of a country, regime etc., autocratic, especially amusingly so.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Tin-pot

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

    From Wiktionary

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