Tinhorn meaning

tĭnhôrn
Pretending to have money, influence, ability, etc., though actually lacking in these; cheap and showy.
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A petty braggart who pretends to be rich and important.
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A tinhorn person, esp. a gambler.
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(US) A contemptible or pretentious person, especially one who gambles for low stakes.
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Origin of tinhorn

  • From the horn-shaped metal can used by chuck-a-luck operators for shaking the dice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition