paperhanger
noun Date: 1796 1. one that applies wallpaper 2. slang one who passes worthless checks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paperhanger — [pā′pər haŋ΄ər] n. 1. a person whose work is covering walls with wallpaper ☆ 2. Slang a person who passes forged checks or counterfeit paper money paperhanging n …   English World dictionary

  • paperhanger — paperer pa per*er (p[=a] p[ e]r*[ e]r), paperhanger pa per*hang er (p[=a] p[ e]r*h[a^][ng] [ e]r),n. One whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paperhanger — noun /ˈpeɪpəhaŋə/ a) Someone who puts wallpaper on walls. No one in the street was aware than an Austrian paperhanger named Shickelgruber, and calling himself Hitler, had been arrested in Munich and thrown into jail. b) A con man who passes bad… …   Wiktionary

  • paperhanger — /pay peuhr hang euhr/, n. 1. a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper. 2. Slang. a person who passes worthless checks. [1790 1800; PAPER + HANGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • paperhanger — n. wallpaperer, one who hangs wallpaper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paperhanger — noun a person who decorates with wallpaper, especially professionally …   English new terms dictionary

  • paperhanger — noun (C) someone whose job is to decorate rooms with wallpaper …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paperhanger — pa•per•hang•er [[t]ˈpeɪ pərˌhæŋ ər[/t]] n. 1) a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper 2) sts Slang. a person who passes worthless checks • Etymology: 1790–1800 pa′per•hang ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • paperhanger — /ˈpeɪpəhæŋə/ (say paypuhhanguh) noun 1. someone whose business it is to cover or decorate walls with wallpaper. 2. Prison Colloquial someone who passes valueless cheques. –paperhanging, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • paperhanger — noun 1. someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑forger, ↑counterfeiter 2. one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper • Syn: ↑paperer …   Useful english dictionary

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