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or money changer, money-changer

[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
1350-1400; Middle English; see money, changer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for money changer
Historical Examples
  • He passed a money changer's on the other side of the way, and looked at the shop.

    '19,000' Burford Delannoy
  • Nearly every other shop there belongs to a money broker or money changer.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • Emerging from the money changer's was his close companion of the voyage.

    '19,000' Burford Delannoy
  • When I got to town, I changed another of my louis at a money changer's.

    In the Irish Brigade G. A. Henty
  • As soon as he could get free from the crowd, he went to a money changer's, and obtained Spanish gold in exchange for his bar.

    By Right of Conquest G. A. Henty
  • They are convenient, but one must get rid of them before leaving the country or else sell them to a money changer at a discount.

British Dictionary definitions for money changer


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