Definition of Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth in English:

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth

proper noun

  • (1746–1825), US statesman. As minister to France in 1797, he refused the suggestion of certain French officials that he bribe them, in what became known as the XYZ Affair. A Federalist, he ran unsuccessfully for US vice president in 1800 and for president in 1804 and 1808.

Pronunciation:

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth

/ˈpiNGknē/