from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, containing, or yielding tin.
  • adjective Tasting or smelling of tin.
  • adjective Having a thin metallic sound.
  • adjective Weak or thin; flimsy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to tin; containing tin; resembling tin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to or resembling tin.
  • adjective Pertaining to the thinness and cheapness of tin or similar-looking metals, in contrast to a heavier, more valuable metal.
  • adjective Pertaining to a thin, unpleasant sound recalling that of tin being rapped.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of very poor quality; flimsy
  • adjective of or containing tin
  • adjective thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance


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  • January 22, 2008

  • See citation on tinnie. Not to mention the wonderful-sounding Mooney Mooney Workers Club.

    June 24, 2009

  • Damn! John already beat me to it.

    November 27, 2009

  • See also my tags “tinny” and “woody”.

    November 27, 2009