American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One whose occupation is covering or decorating walls with wallpaper; a paperer.
- n. Slang One who passes bad checks.
- n. Someone who puts wallpaper on walls.
- n. slang A con man who passes bad cheques or counterfeit paper money; a forger, a con artist.
- n. one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
- n. someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
- From paper + hanger. (Wiktionary)
“To call a paperhanger in, and so he made some paste.”
“So as far as this one-armed paperhanger is concerned -- no blog, no grand strategist ....”
“Preposterous as in ‘ I remember the time that I had my Tank’s turret aimed right at the the old paperhanger himself, but Hitler slipped on a banana peel and I missed.”
“If a preposterous paperhanger could unleash terror and persecution on the Jewish citizens of one of the world's most advanced countries, then anti-Semitic movements everywhere — even in America — had to be reckoned with as an authentic menace, no matter how fantastic their aims or how slim their chances of success. 29”
“Since you cite Hitler, among others, I'd like to point out that many people in the U.S. and Britain ridiculed him as a 'paperhanger.”
“Restraint is what the rest of the world showed when they dismissed a crazy Austrian paperhanger and his nutty book, “Mein Kampf.””
“He cited Pacelli's dismay that a U.S. bishop once had derided Hitler of being a "bad paperhanger" because of its diplomatic implications.”
“Her father, Samuel Lerner, was a painter and paperhanger, and so was mine.”
“That Austrian boy whom Chaplin accused of having made off with his mustache had done it again but, as usual, not in the way the paperhanger intended.”
“Can't Post | Private Reply if you lose an arm and you are a paperhanger, don't you deserve more than your medical bills?”
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