pinchbeck

Definitions of pinchbeck
  1. noun
    an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
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    type of:
    alloy, metal
    a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
  2. adjective
    serving as an imitation or substitute
    pinchbeck heroism”
    Synonyms:
    counterfeit, imitative
    not genuine; imitating something superior
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