changeling

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noun change·ling \ˈchānj-liŋ\

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


CHANGELING Defined for English Language Learners

changeling

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noun change·ling \ˈchānj-liŋ\

Definition of changeling for English Language Learners

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


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