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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.
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1. a person who hangs wallpaper as an occupation
2. (Banking & Finance) slang US a counterfeiter
ˈpaperˌhanging n
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(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.
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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
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[ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋəʳ] N (Brit) → empapelador(a) m/f
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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.
Adam Knowles was named Senior Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year at a glittering evening reception, hosted by leading trade body, the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).
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.
William Giraldi, in his interview-based essay on Gay's fiction, makes this cogent observation about "The Paperhanger":
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.