Definition – Tin-pot Dictator


 

Tin-pot dictator 

  1. An autocratic ruler with little political credibility, but with self-delusions of grandeur.

Usage notes

Although still used today, this is a pejorative term coined in the days of the colonial British Empire, and referred to the Victorian innovation of the tin-pot, a very cheap metal container, the forerunner of the modern tin can.

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One thought on “Definition – Tin-pot Dictator

  1. What do you do as a Tin-Pot Dictator?

    1. When your neighbors tend to ignore you you launch a useless missile that lands in the ocean.
    2. When that does not get you respect you set off a minor nuke that you have no way to transport to a target.
    3. You tell your people you have brought the world to its knees.
    4. Anyone that disagrees you put in Kwan-li-so (Penal-labor colony) No. 14.(Camp 14) and forget about

    You’re work is done for a few more months and then you start again..

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