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tin-pot

[tin-pot] /ˈtɪnˈpɒt/
adjective
1.
inferior; paltry; shoddy.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; from the believed inferior quality of a tin pot
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British Dictionary definitions for tinpot

tinpot

/ˈtɪnˌpɒt/
adjective (prenominal) (Brit, informal)
1.
inferior, cheap, or worthless
2.
paltry; unimportant
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Slang definitions & phrases for tinpot

Tin Pan Alley

noun phrase

The site where popular music was composed, arranged, published, recorded, etc, designating the neighborhood on Seventh Avenue between 48th and 52d Streets in New York City; also, the realm of popular music composition, publishing, etc

[1908+; fr the late 1800s musicians' term tin pan, ''cheap, tinny piano'']


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