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- n. (noun) A pessimist or doomsayer.
I hate to be a crapehanger but can’t you see that when a boy’s interest has cooled it is next to impossible to heat it up again.
Why, he was the darndest crape-hanger I ever met till you got him gingered up; he didn't have no more spirit than a sick kitten.
I ain't aiming to be no crape-hanger; I only want you both to listen to me this time.
A ‘crapehanger’ was originally ‘a person who hung up crape as a sign of mourning.’ Also ‘crape-hanger.’