Definition of "tinhorn" [tinhorn]

  • (noun) Slang A petty braggart who pretends to be rich and important.

Use "tinhorn" in a sentence

  • "If the U.S., France and Britain can't topple a tinhorn despot like Gadhafi who is loathed by most of his own people, the damage to Western credibility will be severe and long-lasting."
  • "Any tinhorn dictator can claim (and have) secret intelligence and national security to justify war or oppression."
  • "Sam, a self-confessed tinhorn, “expected to find masses of silver lying all about the ground and glittering in the sun on the mountain summits.”"

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