Definition of Paperhanger

1. Noun. Someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money.

Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Counterfeiter, Forger



2. Noun. One whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper.
Exact synonyms: Paperer
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman
Derivative terms: Paper

Definition of Paperhanger

1. Noun. Someone who puts wallpaper on walls. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A con man who passes bad cheques or counterfeit paper money; a forger, a con artist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paperhanger

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Paperhanger

paperboys
paperbush
paperchase
paperclip
paperclips
papercraft
papercrafts
papercrete
papercut
papercuts
papered
paperer
paperers
papergirl
papergirls
paperhanger (current term)
paperhangers
paperhanging
paperhangings
paperhood
paperier
paperiest
paperiness
paperinesses
papering
paperings
paperknife
paperknives
paperless
paperless office

Literary usage of Paperhanger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dilapidations: A Text-book for Architects and Surveyors in Tabulated Form by Banister Fletcher (1883)
"paperhanger. Paper, if loose or torn or much soiled. Where the papering is hung on canvas and the canvas is torn, the canvas must be first restored. ..."

2. The Boston Directory (1862)
"Augustus E. paperhanger, 377 Wash. b. [Salem [h. 14 Lindall pi. Medford Tainter Alfred B. 8 ... Charles C. paperhanger, b. W. Lenox, n. I First and Second, ..."

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