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tin-pot

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Etymology

Origin 1700s, from the low esteem for a tinker's wares.

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Pronunciation

Adjective

tin-pot (not comparable)
  1. (informal) Inferior; shoddy.

Derived terms

  • tin-pot dictator
  • tin-pot dictatorship

Related terms

  • tin-foil

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Last modified on 19 July 2008, at 06:35