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crepehanger

[kreyp-hang-er] /ˈkreɪpˌhæŋ ər/
noun
Origin of crepehanger
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; crepe + hanger

crapehanger

or crepehanger

[kreyp-hang-er] /ˈkreɪpˌhæŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person who sees the gloomy side of things; pessimist.
Origin
1915-20, Americanism; crape + hanger
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  • I don't mean to be a crepe-hanger, but how do you know we will stop at the right point?

    The Einstein See-Saw Miles John Breuer

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