Etymology
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hanger (n.)

early 15c., "one who hangs (something)," especially "executioner," later also "one who chooses pictures for an exhibition;" agent noun from hang (v.). Meaning "something that is suspended" is late 15c. Meaning "thing from which something is hung" is from 1690s. Meaning "loop or strap in a garment for hanging on a peg" is from 1680s; of wood or wire coat or dress hangers from 1873. Hanger-on is from 1540s.

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Definitions of hanger

hanger (n.)
a worker who hangs something;
hanger (n.)
anything from which something can be hung;
From wordnet.princeton.edu