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1. One whose occupation is covering or decorating walls with wallpaper; a paperer.
2. Slang One who passes bad checks.

pa′per·hang′ing n.


1. a person who hangs wallpaper as an occupation
2. (Banking & Finance) slang US a counterfeiter
ˈpaperˌhanging n


(ˈpeɪ pərˌhæŋ ər)

1. a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper.
2. Slang. a person who passes worthless checks.
pa′per•hang`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paperhanger - someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
counterfeiter, forger - someone who makes copies illegally
2.paperhanger - one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft


[ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋəʳ] N (Brit) → empapelador(a) m/f
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If painters, paperhangers, and upholsterers could make happiness as well as splendour, I should be interested about their proceedings in Laura's future home.
I wanted to show them our red plush furniture, and the trumpet-blowing cherubs the German paperhanger had put on our parlour ceiling.
On inquiring at Number 13 we found that the house belonged to a respectable paperhanger, named Keswick, and that no one of the name either of Sawyer or Dennis had ever been heard of there.
Though strictly a paperhanger by trade, he could be plasterer too when he liked.
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For example, as popularity of wallpaper wanes, paperhangers are projected to lose industry share to painters, construction and maintenance.