crepehanger

[ kreyp-hang-er ]
/ ˈkreɪpˌhæŋ ər /
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noun

Origin of crepehanger

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; crepe + hanger

Definition for crepe-hanger (2 of 2)

crapehanger

or crepe·hang·er

[ kreyp-hang-er ]
/ ˈkreɪpˌhæŋ ər /

noun

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

Origin of crapehanger

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; crape + hanger
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Examples from the Web for crepe-hanger

  • I don't mean to be a crepe-hanger, but how do you know we will stop at the right point?

    The Einstein See-Saw|Miles John Breuer