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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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tinpot

adjective

Inferior; petty; tinhorn: tinpot Napoleons/ individual liberty from coercive tin-pot bigots

[1838+; apparently in part fr the image of a ludicrous military figure wearing a grandiose tin helmet, a sort of tin soldier]


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