hanger

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See also: Hanger, hangër, and hänger

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hanger, haunger, hangere, equivalent to hang +‎ -er.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

hanger (plural hangers)

  1. One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
  2. That by which a thing is suspended. Especially:
    1. A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
    2. A bridle iron.
    3. A clothes hanger.
  3. That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
    • 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rip Van Winkle:
      He was a stout old gentleman, with a weather-beaten countenance; he wore a laced doublet, broad belt and hanger, high-crowned hat and feather, red stockings, and high-heeled shoes, with roses in them.
  4. (Britain) A steep, wooded slope.
  5. (baseball, slang) A hanging pitch; a pitch (typically a breaking ball or slider) that is poorly executed hence easy to hit.

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with hangar (a garage-like building for airplanes).

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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of hunger +‎ anger.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun 2[edit]

hanger (comparative more hanger, superlative most hanger)

  1. (slang) Hunger and anger, especially when the anger is induced by the hunger.
    • 2015, Amanda Salis, “The science behind being "Hangry"”, in CNN "The conversation"[1]:
      The physiology of hanger. The carbohydrates, proteins and fats in everything you eat are digested into simple sugars (such as glucose), amino acids and free fatty acids. These nutrients pass into your bloodstream from where they are distributed to your organs and tissues and used for energy....

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hanger, from Middle English hanger, haunger, hangere, equivalent to hang +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ha‧nger

Noun[edit]

hanger

  1. a coat hanger; a device used to hang up coats, shirts, etc., a clothes hanger

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hangen +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: han‧ger

Noun[edit]

hanger m (plural hangers, diminutive hangertje n)

  1. hanger
  2. jewel that hangs