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  • n. Plural form of tinhorn.


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  • Jim had been weaned on cards in a place where gambling was the salt of life, and "tinhorns" were as plentiful as mosquitoes in summer.

    Colorado Jim

  • Except for that wily fox, David Axelrod, who could charm gold threads out of moonbeams, Obama seems to be surrounded by juvenile tinhorns, bumbling mediocrities and crass bully boys.

    Congress: "chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic"

  • They did it because all you had to do was enrich these tinhorns and stroke their egos in order guarantee their assistance in the pillaging of their own people.

    The Poverty of Reaganism-Bushism

  • Nor the crooked tinhorns he exposed after observing them crudely slip cards up their sleeves and into their pockets.

    Deuces Wild

  • "One'd think something was doin 'up there,' stead of bein 'a mere stampede of greenhorns an' tinhorns."

    Too Much Gold

  • Give my regards to the Dinsmores an 'tell 'em that Tascosa is no sort of place for shorthorns or tinhorns. "

    Oh, You Tex!


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