paperhanger

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From paper + hanger.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paperhanger (plural paperhangers)

  1. Someone who puts wallpaper on walls.
    • 1942, Elliot Paul, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Sickle Moon 2001, p. 61:
      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.
  2. (slang) A con man who passes bad cheques or counterfeit paper money; a forger, a con artist.

Translations[edit]