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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Over the course of those months, Israel managed to steal, alter, and flat-out fabricate around 400 letters, making her one of the most prolific literary forgers in history. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The True Story of Lee Israel and the Literary Forgeries in Can You Ever Forgive Me?," 12 Sep. 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 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 It centers on an American painter and forger (Keith Carradine) in Paris in the 1920s. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "5 Film Series to Catch in NYC This Weekend," 26 Apr. 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 There’s Kaling’s jewelry forger and Sarah Paulson’s nervous task manager examining the job at hand, while Bonham Carter and Awkwafina creep around the edges. Caroline Framke, Vox, "The glam new Ocean’s 8 trailer has Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett getting down to business," 12 Apr. 2018

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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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