"tin-pot" Definition

  1. “he plays a TIN-POT game,” _i.e._, a low, mean, or shabby game. In the _Contes d’Eutrapel_, a French officer at the siege of Chatillon is ridiculously spoken of as Captain TIN-POT—_Capitaine du Pot d’Etain_. TIN-POT, as generally used, means worthless. As applied to billiards and kindred games, it means pretentious and inferior play.

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Position in the dictionary: 3677 of 4022 slang words.
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