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

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For two and a half hours, viewers are shuttled between past and present storylines as Theo recovers from his loss, settles in with a new family, and gets mixed up with high-end art forgers and teen party animals. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Goldfinch Is Star-Studded, Pretty, and Lifeless," 12 Sep. 2019 Hustlers will bow nationwide against Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios' The Goldfinch, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a young man (Ansel Elgort) whose troubled childhood leads him to become an art forger. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Constance Wu-Jennifer Lopez Film 'Hustlers' Tracking for $24M Debut," 22 Aug. 2019 Other picturesque way stations include the Big Sur estate of one of Grandpa’s wealthy customers (Peter Fonda), a Buddhist monastery and the home of a hippie art forger (Christopher Lloyd). Michael O’sullivan, kansascity, "‘Boundaries’: Pot-dealing Christopher Plummer plus adorable dogs equals fun road movie," 5 July 2018 Other picturesque way stations include the Big Sur estate of one of Grandpa's wealthy customers (Peter Fonda), a Buddhist monastery and the home of a hippie art forger (Christopher Lloyd). Michael O'sullivan,, "'Boundaries' review: A family road trip to reconciliation and maybe, understanding," 28 June 2018 These guys have connections on both sides of things — like with law enforcement and with forgers, and other connections that way. Hope Reese, Vox, "The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko who faked his own death isn’t alone.," 4 June 2018 The original inscription would have been a stark contrast to the weathered exterior—a good choice for a Roanoke colonist but a poor one for a modern forger. Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, "Is This Inscribed Stone a Notorious Forgery—or the Answer to America’s Oldest Mystery?," 29 May 2018 Beltracchi, who with long hair and beard looks every part the artist, is the best forger Martin’s been asked to scrutinise. Kris Hollington, Newsweek, "After Drugs and Guns, Art Theft Is the Biggest Criminal Enterprise in the World," 22 July 2014 This isn’t the first time scientists have turned to radiocarbon dating in an attempt to thwart forgers. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Cold War Nuclear Bomb Tests Are Helping Researchers Identify Art Forgeries," 7 June 2019

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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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