crepehanger

noun
variants: or less commonly crapehanger \ˈkrāp+ˌ-\

Definition of crepehanger

:one who takes a pessimistic view of things :killjoy
  • man is doomed, say the crepehangers, to overpopulate his planet
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Origin and Etymology of crepehanger

1crepe or 1crape + hanger


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