money changer

noun

Definition of money changer 

1 : one whose business is the exchanging of kinds or denominations of currency

2 : a device for holding and dispensing sorted change

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The reasons for mobile money’s success in Somaliland are on full display on Hargeisa’s busy, bumpy streets, where rows of money changers lounge in front of 3-foot-tall towers of cash, some held together by nets, others in sacks. Matina Stevis-gridneff, WSJ, "An Isolated Country Runs on Mobile Money," 8 July 2018 Not a government of the thieves and the money changers. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Mick Mulvaney’s confession highlights the corrosive influence of money in politics," 25 Apr. 2018 The Havana money changer has his regulars: Cubans who want to travel abroad. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Cuba desperately needs to reform currency system, but timing couldn’t be worse | Miami Herald," 4 Apr. 2018 Novanto organized key meetings for project finance and budget approval and was involved in transferring money abroad and using unregistered money changers to avoid taxes and law enforcement scrutiny, the court said. Washington Post, "Corrupt Indonesia politician sentenced to 15 years in prison," 24 Apr. 2018 These days money changers are offering in the range of .93 to .95 CUCs for a dollar. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Cuba desperately needs to reform currency system, but timing couldn’t be worse | Miami Herald," 4 Apr. 2018 Now that security forces have driven Islamic State from Mosul, money changer Ayman Younis is back in business, helping traders buy imports from Turkey. Maria Abi-habib, WSJ, "Mosul Emerges From Islamic State, One Business at a Time," 4 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of money changer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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