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pinchbeck

pinch·beck

pinchbeck

 
 
pronunciation:
pInch bek
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an alloy of zinc and copper, used in cheap jewelry as a substitute for gold.
definition 2: a cheap imitation or facsimile.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: false, sham, or counterfeit.
His cheap toupee and pinchbeck gold chains exposed him as a loan shark, not a banker.