money changer

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Money changers in Somaliland.
A money changer (device).

Alternative forms




money changer (plural money changers)

  1. A person who will exchange currency of one type for another for a fee or percentage.
    The money changer gave me rupees for my dollars.
  2. A portable device for dispensing change.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, chapter 34, in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings[1], New York: Bantam, published 1971, page 224:
      Women had replaced men on the streetcars as conductors and motormen, and the thought of sailing up and down the hills of San Francisco in a dark-blue uniform, with a money changer at my belt, caught my fancy.


  • (person): saraf (early modern Middle East & India), shroff (early modern India & SE Asia)