crapehanger

or crepe·hang·er

[kreyp-hang-er]

noun

a person who sees the gloomy side of things; pessimist.

Nearby words

  1. crap up,
  2. crapaud,
  3. crape,
  4. crape jasmine,
  5. crape myrtle,
  6. crapola,
  7. crapper,
  8. crappie,
  9. crappy,
  10. craps

Origin of crapehanger

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; crape + hanger

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