paper hanger

paperhanger

[pey-per-hang-er]
noun
1.
a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper.
2.
Slang. a person who passes worthless checks.

Origin:
1790–1800; paper + hanger

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paperhanger (ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋə)
 
n
1.  a person who hangs wallpaper as an occupation
2.  slang (US) a counterfeiter
 
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paper-hanger definition


  1. n.
    someone who tries to pass bad checks. (Underworld. See also paper; paper-pusher.) : He's wanted as a paper-hanger in four states.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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