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

Examples of money changer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 One answer is that Caiaphas wanted to preempt any more violent demonstrations like Jesus’ attack on the money changers, which would undoubtedly have provoked Roman forces. National Geographic, 19 Apr. 2019 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, 24 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of money changer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

16 Aug 2022

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“Money changer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20changer. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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