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or mon·ey chang·er, mon·ey-chang·er

  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.
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Origin of moneychanger

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at money, changer
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Examples from the Web for money-changer

Historical Examples

  • He was employed as correspondent in the office of Monsieur Desmarquay, a money-changer.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • A money-changer detecting a light napoleon is nothing to it.

  • I do not like this last author, this Abarbenel, the worse for having been a money-changer.


    George Borrow

  • In Chrêtien this character is an 'Eskiékier,' rather a money-changer than a merchant.

    Parzival (vol. 2 of 2)

    Wolfram von Eschenback

  • Here on the side-walk, close by me, sits a money-changer and broker.


    Hans Mattson

British Dictionary definitions for money-changer


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