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changeling

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noun change·ling \ˈchānj-liŋ\

Simple Definition of changeling

  • in stories : a baby that is secretly left to replace another baby

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of changeling

  1. 1 archaic :  turncoat

  2. 2 :  a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy

  3. 3 archaic :  imbecile

changeling adjective

1537

First Known Use of changeling

1537


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