pa·​per·​hang·​er | \ ˈpā-pər-ˌhaŋ-ər How to pronounce paperhanger (audio) \

Definition of paperhanger

1 : one that applies wallpaper
2 slang : one who passes worthless checks

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Check out The Wallcovering Installers Association to find a paperhanger in your area who can help you out. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "An Expert Guide on How to Hang Wallpaper Like a Pro," 23 May 2019

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First Known Use of paperhanger

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of paperhanger

US : a person whose job is to put up wallpaper

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