a machine that gives change rapidly, as to a customer, typically operated by a manual keyboard and often used in association with a cash register.
a machine that supplies change, as small coins for large or large coins for small, especially for the use of other coin-operated machines.
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Who Coined The Term Fashionista?In light of a recent article about the birth of the word “fashionista” in which Stephen Fried apologized for coining the term, we’d like to delve into the -ista suffix in hopes of understanding why English speakers combine it with certain words. But first, let’s look at “fashionista.” This word originally appeared in Stephen Fried’s 1993 biography of supermodel Gia Carangi. He invented it as …
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