crapehanger


crapehanger

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  • crapehanger — ☆ crapehanger [krāphaŋ′ər ] n. Slang a pessimist or killjoy …   English World dictionary

  • crapehanger — /krayp hang euhr/, n. a person who sees the gloomy side of things; pessimist. Also, crepehanger. [1915 20, Amer.; CRAPE + HANGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • crapehanger — n. pessimist, pessimistic person, person who tends to view life negatively and expects the worst, gloomy person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crapehanger — crape•hang•er or crepehanger [[t]ˈkreɪpˌhæŋ ər[/t]] n. a pessimist • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • crapehanger — variant of crepehanger * * * /krayp hang euhr/, n. a person who sees the gloomy side of things; pessimist. Also, crepehanger. [1915 20, Amer.; CRAPE + HANGER] * * * crapeˈhanger or crepeˈhanger noun (informal) A pessimist • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • crepe|hang|er — «KRAYP HANG uhr», noun. = crapehanger. (Cf. ↑crapehanger) …   Useful english dictionary

  • crepehanger — /krayp hang euhr/, n. crapehanger. [1925 30, Amer.; CREPE + HANGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • cynic — n pessimist, gloom and doomer, Inf. gloomy Gus, naysayer, Sl. crapehanger; misanthrope, man hater, misogynist; scowler, sneerer, snarler, growler, grumbler; critic, complainer, faultfinder, detractor; scoffer, satirist, carper, caviler, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • kill-joy — n spoilsport, damper, Sl. partypooper, wet blanket, grouch, Inf. sourpuss, malcontent; cynic, pessimist, gloom and doomer, Inf. gloomy Gus, Sl. crapehanger; nihilist, negativist, defeatist; worrywart, prophet of doom, Cassandra; scowler, sneerer …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pessimist — n cynic, doubter, doubting Thomas; prophet of doom, Cassandra, alarmist, Gloomy Gus, Inf. gloom and doomer, Sl. crapehanger; defeatist, Sl. cop out, underachiever, dropout; hypochondriac, Inf. worrywart, Chicken Little, Inf. scaredy cat; grumbler …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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