forg·​er ˈfȯr-jər How to pronounce forger (audio)
: one that forges metals
: a person who falsifies
especially : a creator of false tales
: a person guilty of forgery

Examples of forger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for years Canadian law enforcement did little to investigate the artist’s claims that forgers were imitating his work. Jordan Michael Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Feb. 2024 The Toad in the Hole is a wonderful historical object, akin to an early work by a great painter (or painting forger). Daniel T. Ksepka, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2023 In actuality, the document originated from a serial forger in a federal prison complex in North Carolina. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 14 Aug. 2023 Elmyr de Hory, the most notorious forger of the twentieth century, was our very own Vito Corleone: the first person to transform the criminal experience into something complex, noble, and heroic. Thomas Bunstead, Harper's Magazine, 21 Feb. 2022 Nazi diaries, forgers at the Vatican:How Delaware became a hotbed for solving art crime. USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 Along with the unexpected friendship between an FBI agent and a bank forger, the film is also chock-full of vintage 1960s aviation details that will make any history buff happy. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2023 Tobia Nicotra, a notorious forger from Milan. Nicotra hoodwinked the U.S. Library of Congress into buying a fake Mozart manuscript in 1928. Michael Blanding, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2022 As GoT wound down, Dinklage joined the MCU in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War as Eitri, the King of the Dwarves and forger of the Infinity Gauntlet and Stormbreaker. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 8 May 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of forger was in the 14th century

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“Forger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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