crepehanger

[ kreyp-hang-er ]
/ ˈkreɪpˌhæŋ ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. crepe hair,
  2. crepe marocain,
  3. crepe myrtle,
  4. crepe paper,
  5. crepe rubber,
  6. creperie,
  7. crepey,
  8. crepitant,
  9. crepitant rale,
  10. crepitate

Origin of crepehanger

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

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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