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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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  • The change may be a disgrace for the changer and not for the changed one.


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

  • The change is often made, not because the changer has gone upward, but because he has gone downward, has deteriorated.


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

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

  • 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
  • Hence adaptations which were sometimes difficult and from which the changer's clients extricated themselves as best they might.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Mayer Amschel Rothschild was not only a lender and changer of money, but he was also a student of coins.

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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