paperhanger


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pa·per·hang·er

 (pā′pər-hăng′ər)
n.
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.

paperhanger

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

pa•per•hang•er

(ˈpeɪ pərˌhæŋ ər)

n.
1. a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper.
2. Slang. a person who passes worthless checks.
[1790–1800]
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
Translations

paperhanger

[ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋəʳ] N (Brit) → empapelador(a) m/f
References in classic literature ?
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.
If painters, paperhangers, and upholsterers could make happiness as well as splendour, I should be interested about their proceedings in Laura's future home.
PAPER: PAPERBOY / PAPERHANGER / NEWSPAPER / SANDPAPER
Kelly -- who has worked as a paperhanger and worked at the White House, Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and written ''The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750'' -- said its high-end, ''snazzy'' paper.
For example, several months after the mysterious disappearance of her child, the mother encounters the paperhanger who, unbeknownst to her, has murdered the child and hidden her body.
We asked professional paperhanger Bob Rowland to give us some insight into what it takes to get the job done right.
A TALENTED painter and decorator cut and pasted his way to second in a contest to find Britain's Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year.
A paperhanger by day and a poet in his spare hours, he changed his original name, Leivick Halpern, when he came to America to avoid confusion with another major Yiddish poet, Moshe-Leib Halpern.
We've got a date with a certain paperhanger, and an engineer keeps his appointments.
Chris Cassidy was given the title Master of the Rolls after winning the Painting and Decorating Association's annual apprentice paperhanger competition.