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paperhanger

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noun pa·per·hang·er \ˈpā-pər-ˌhaŋ-ər\

Simple Definition of paperhanger

  • : a person whose job is to put up wallpaper

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paperhanger

  1. 1 :  one that applies wallpaper

  2. 2 slang :  one who passes worthless checks

1796

First Known Use of paperhanger

1796


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