crepehanger

noun \ˈkrāp+ˌ-\
variants: less commonly

crapehanger

\ˈkrāp+ˌ-\

Definition of crepehanger

  1. :  one who takes a pessimistic view of things :  killjoy man is doomed, say the crepehangers, to overpopulate his planet — Time

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Origin and Etymology of crepehanger

1crepe or 1crape + hanger


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