or mon·ey chang·er, mon·ey-chang·er

[ muhn-ee-cheyn-jer ]
/ ˈmʌn iˌtʃeɪn dʒər /


a person whose business is the exchange of currency, usually of different countries, at a fixed or official rate.
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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at money, changer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for moneychanger

  • Efficiently exchanging them for other currencies implies a physical nexus somewhere: a moneychanger, a central exchange.

    Why Bitcoin is a Bubble|Megan McArdle|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • 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

/ (ˈmʌnɪˌtʃeɪndʒə) /


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