Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A morose, gloomy, or pessimistic person.

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  • n. A pessimist or doomsayer.

Etymologies

crape +‎ hanger, from the use of that material in making mourning garments. (Wiktionary)

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  • Have used crepe hanger before but the spelling w/an 'a' reads like crap!

    October 2, 2012