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moneychanger

or money changer, money-changer

[muhn-ee-cheyn-jer] /ˈmʌn iˌtʃeɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
a person whose business is the exchange of currency, usually of different countries, at a fixed or official rate.
2.
a portable device consisting of conjoined vertical tubes for holding coins of different sizes and a mechanism for dispensing change, usually having a clip for attachment to a belt.
Origin of moneychanger
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at money, changer
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  • There is nothing grudging in his munificence; he does not weigh his gifts like a moneychanger, or number them like a cashier.

    Amiel's Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel
  • One day a Mongol presented himself at the counter of a Chinese moneychanger, with a youen-pao carefully packed and sealed.

British Dictionary definitions for moneychanger

moneychanger

/ˈmʌnɪˌtʃeɪndʒə/
noun
1.
a person engaged in the business of exchanging currencies or money
2.
(mainly US) a machine for dispensing coins
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