Definition of paperhanging in English:

paperhanging

noun

  • 1The action or an act of decorating a room with wallpaper.

  • 2The posting of bills, advertisements, etc., on a billboard or hoarding. rare. Now historical.

  • 3Slang (originally US). The passing of forged cheques; forging.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From paper + hanging.

Pronunciation

paperhanging

/ˈpeɪpəˌhaŋɪŋ/