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crape-hanger

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crape-hanger

noun

A habitually morose person; pessimist; killjoy, party pooper, wet blanket

[1920+; fr the earlier funereal practice of hanging swaths of crape as a sign of mourning]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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