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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. 2015.
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  • The natural world unspoiled is a perspective changer.
  • Molten salt is the real game changer for solar thermal because it allows for nighttime production.
  • The mimic octopus is an intelligent shape changer that can impersonate a host of other animals to dodge hungry predators.
  • In the second, whilst he has lost out, so has the money changer and the seller.
  • The soot released into the air as a consequence is also a climate-changer because, being dark, it absorbs heat.
  • And it is either a game changer or the biggest charade in the history of economics.
  • Without a major game-changer, the field of challengers is looking pretty hopeless.
  • If there is one, it is only because the trader with the channel changer is on vacation.
  • Of course, this event is a fundamental game changer.
  • It looks as though it's going to be a game-changer, a bellwether, without peer or category.
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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