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 Librarians in Milan testified the forger had destroyed dozens of books doing this. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2022 One of the University of Michigan Library’s most prized possessions, which appeared to be a Galileo manuscript, is now thought to be the work of a 20th-century forger. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2022 Spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon takes on a dangerous case involving the world’s greatest art forger. Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2022 Copying classical Chinese masterpieces was fundamental to his education, and Zhang learned to skillfully replicate the great artists of the Ming and Qing dynasties (and later became a highly-skilled forger). CNN, 12 June 2022 Netflix's Murder Among the Mormons revisits the story of forger Mark Hofmann, who conned almost everyone with his artifacts related to the Latter Day Saints. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 30 Apr. 2022 In Buenos Aires, a young auction-house employee turned art critic narrates her obsessive quest to find and understand a notorious art forger. The New Yorker, 11 Apr. 2022 In Buenos Aires, our unnamed narrator works for art authenticator Enriqueta Macedo, who has been fraudulently authenticating art by a forger named Renée. The Editors, Town & Country, 8 Mar. 2022 But as with the story itself of Frank Abagnale Jr., the teenage forger who lies his way into responsible professions and unsuspecting lives, an audience member is driven to ask: To what end? Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 29 Sep. 2022.

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