paperhanger

[ pey-per-hang-er ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌhæŋ ər /

noun

a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper.
Slang. a person who passes worthless checks.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. paperboard,
  2. paperboy,
  3. paperclip,
  4. paperer,
  5. papergirl,
  6. paperhanging,
  7. paperknife,
  8. paperless,
  9. papermaker,
  10. paperperson

Origin of paperhanger

First recorded in 1790–1800; paper + hanger

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British Dictionary definitions for paperhanger

paperhanger

/ (ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋə) /

noun

a person who hangs wallpaper as an occupation
US slang a counterfeiter
Derived Formspaperhanging, noun

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