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 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, "All 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the Museum of the Bible are fakes," 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, "Marcel Marceau’s War," 29 Mar. 2020 How the forgeries were made The forgers likely used ancient scraps, possibly from archaeological sites around the Qumran caves. Daniel Burke, CNN, "How forgers fooled the Bible museum with fake Dead Sea Scroll fragments," 15 Mar. 2020 Among the forgers' errors, according to the report, was in using modern ink to write snippets from the Bible on the ancient scraps, according to an analysis by German labs. Daniel Burke, CNN, "How forgers fooled the Bible museum with fake Dead Sea Scroll fragments," 15 Mar. 2020 And unbeknownst to Scrooge, Marley is a master forger who has built a vast enterprise of front companies, shell businesses and phony proprietors that would impress even Donald Trump’s accountants. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "Christmas comes early in John Clinch’s ‘Marley,’ a clever riff on ‘A Christmas Carol’," 22 Oct. 2019 But Fritz Vollrath, a zoologist at Oxford University, reckons his skills as a forger are up to the challenge. The Economist, "How to forge rhinoceros horn," 14 Nov. 2019 Prince Charles has been dragged into a counterfeit art scandal after it was revealed that classic works of art displayed at his Dumfries House estate in Scotland were allegedly painted by an American forger. Phil Boucher,, "Prince Charles Hit by One of the Most Incredible Art Hoaxes in Royal History," 5 Nov. 2019 Inside the apartment, the clever forger daughter Ki-jung (Park So-dam) and her mild-mannered brother Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) brandish their cellphones, seeking out some stray neighborhood Wi-Fi in various corners of the flat. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s class-warfare thriller ‘Parasite’ is brilliant -- and already a massive hit: Movie review," 29 Oct. 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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“Forger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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