money changer

noun

1
: one whose business is the exchanging of kinds or denominations of currency
2
: a device for holding and dispensing sorted change

Examples of money changer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Talked about driving the money changers out of the temple, talked about economic royalists, for example. Foreign Affairs, 29 Dec. 2016 But the deregulation of the banking sector in the 1980s ushered the money changers back into the temple by removing strict usury limits. Matthew Desmond, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2023 Juan, a money changer who delivers wads of cash on his motorbike, said three of his regular customers are police officers. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2022 The pound was trading at more 4,000 per dollar on the parallel market last week, with some money changers pricing it near 4,500. Youssef Diab, Bloomberg.com, 15 May 2020 The neighborhood resembles one near a bus depot or a port; the seminary was the center of the economy, and all around it stand money changers, guesthouses, travel agencies, and gift shops, catering to Muslim missionaries. Jeffrey Gettleman and, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2020 Black-market money changers spotted foreigners who might have dollars to exchange by looking at their shoes, which were of noticeably higher quality than those of locals. George Melloan, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2020 Here, the big banks and sleek business suits of central Hong Kong give way to hawkers and money changers, food stalls and cell-like hostels. Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2019 Disparte noted, in particular, that many low-income people already use WhatsApp to photograph receipts as part of a process to collect remittances from local money changers. Polina Marinova, Fortune, 18 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of money changer was in the 15th century

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“Money changer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20changer. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

money changer

noun
: one whose business is the exchanging of one kind of money for the amount of other kinds of money that is equal in value
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