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.
Though strictly a paperhanger by trade, he could be plasterer too when he liked.
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.
If painters, paperhangers, and upholsterers could make happiness as well as splendour, I should be interested about their proceedings in Laura's future home.
The work must be performed in the form of a general contractor and include the following construction and building services trades: master building, Schwarzdecker-, Dachdeker-, Bauspengler-, tile and Plattenleger-, terrazzo, metal construction, carpentry, carpentry, drywall, painters -, paperhanger, glazier, floor laying work, Movable statements of windows, garden design, glazed elements, Curtain Wall, glazed Rohrrahmenlemente, locking, Baureinigung, Heating Plumbing, electrical and telecommunications works, lightning protection work.
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.
A TALENTED painter and decorator cut and pasted his way to second in a contest to find Britain's Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year.
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.
A TRAINEE decorator from Coventry has been named the country's top young wallpaper hanger, after winning the Apprentice Paperhanger Competition, organised by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).
Flailing around a paperhanger in a force ten gale, buying or selling on the strength of the latest market rumour, Chinese whispers or broker's note can lead only to insanity.