tinhorn

tinhorn

[tin-hawrn] Slang.
noun
1.
someone, especially a gambler, who pretends to be important but actually has little money, influence, or skill.
adjective
2.
cheap and insignificant; small-time: a tinhorn racket.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; tin + horn

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tinhorn (ˈtɪnˌhɔːn)
 
n
1.  a cheap pretentious person, esp a gambler with extravagant claims
 
adj
2.  cheap and showy

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