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crepehanger

[kreyp-hang-er]
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noun
  1. crapehanger.
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Origin of crepehanger

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

crapehanger

or crepe·hang·er

[kreyp-hang-er]
noun
  1. a person who sees the gloomy side of things; pessimist.
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Origin of crapehanger

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

Historical Examples

  • 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