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[cheyn-jer] /ˈtʃeɪn dʒər/
a person or thing that changes something.
Obsolete. a moneychanger.
Origin of changer
1350-1400; Middle English. See change, -er1
Related forms
transchanger, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hence adaptations which were sometimes difficult and from which the changer's clients extricated themselves as best they might.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • The change may be a disgrace for the changer and not for the changed one.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • The changer of the hive should be made perfectly tight, so as to exclude all light from the drawers.

  • You sang of them and were the slave of them, but I was the maker of them and the changer of them.

  • It requires another head than mine to veer round so often (changer si souvent de systame).

  • Ledit Lieutenant Criminel luy ayant dit qu'il luy vouloit faire raire ou razer le poil & changer d'habits: afin qu'il dict verité.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray
  • Mayer Amschel Rothschild was not only a lender and changer of money, but he was also a student of coins.

  • The technical term for anything new is "bida't," and of it, it is said: "Bida't is the changer of Sunnat."

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • The change is often made, not because the changer has gone upward, but because he has gone downward, has deteriorated.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • Every pickpocket who exceeded or fell short of the human average was ill at his ease in the changer's costumes.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
Word Origin and History for changer

early 14c., agent noun from change (v.), or else from Old French changeour "money-changer, barterer," from changier.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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