paperhanger

[ pey-per-hang-er ]
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noun
  1. a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper.

  2. Slang. a person who passes worthless checks.

Origin of paperhanger

1
First recorded in 1790–1800; paper + hanger

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British Dictionary definitions for paperhanger

paperhanger

/ (ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋə) /


noun
  1. a person who hangs wallpaper as an occupation

  2. US slang a counterfeiter

Derived forms of paperhanger

  • paperhanging, noun

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