paper hanger
A slang expression for someone who writes bad checks.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

paper hanger
n.
   slang for a person who criminally writes and cashes "bad" checks on accounts he/she either does not have or which have no money in them.
   See also: forgery, fraud

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Paper hanger — Paper Pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa pyros. Cf. {Papyrus}.] 1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper hanger — paper hanger, or pa|per|hang|er «PAY puhr HANG uhr», noun. a person whose business is to cover walls with wallpaper …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper-hanger — n. someone who tries to pass bad checks. (Underworld. See also paper; paper pusher.) □ The cops caught the paper hanger red handed. □ He’s wanted as a paper hanger in four states …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • paper-hanger —    1. American    a policeman punishing a motorist for speeding    Referring to the ticket which may be handed out on such occasions. With similar punning humour, the officer may be described as doing his paperwork.    2. a person who passes… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • paper-hanger — n American a passer of dud cheques and/or counter feit money in the jargon of the under world and police …   Contemporary slang

  • paper hanger — (American and Canadian Slang) counterfeiter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paper-hanger — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paper hanger (Mundelein's speech) — Hitler as paper hanger (ad hominem attack)= In his Paper hanger talk to 500 priests of his Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, at the Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois, on May 18,1937, Cardinal George Mundelein made …   Wikipedia

  • Paper — Pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa pyros. Cf. {Papyrus}.] 1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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