forg·​er | \ ˈfȯr-jər How to pronounce forger (audio) \

Definition of forger

1 : one that forges metals
2a : a person who falsifies especially : a creator of false tales
b : a person guilty of forgery

Examples of forger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack recalls her brush with forger and bomber Mark Hofmann. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 Prison brings out the worst in a forger, a killer and a drunken driver in for manslaughter. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Jeanne had teamed up with Rétaux de Villette, who was both her lover and her official forger. Tori Telfer,, 24 Feb. 2021 The owner of the Gospel of Jesus' Wife is Walter Fritz, who most scholars regard as the forger. Daniel Burke, CNN, 14 Sep. 2020 The forger in question imitated the smooth geometric, compositions of Precisionism to pass the paintings off as these 20th-century artists’ work. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2020 The authentic art consumer, the one who actually experiences the work in person, looks down upon the forger. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, 30 Mar. 2020 The forgers also sprinkled the forgeries with clay mineral dust—similar in composition to that found in the Qumran Caves—after the inking in an attempt to cover up the fact that old leather had been used instead of parchment. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Mar. 2020 After the invasion, everyone flees to Limoges, in the southwest of France, which is under Vichy rule, and Marceau (who has changed his name from Mangel so as not to be identifiably Jewish) becomes a forger. Kyle Smith, National Review, 29 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of forger

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for forger

Middle English forgere, forgeoure, borrowed from Anglo-French forgeur, forger, from forger "to forge entry 2" + -eur, -er -er entry 2

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“Forger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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