a child surreptitiously or unintentionally substituted for another.
(in folklore) an ugly, stupid, or strange child left by fairies in place of a pretty, charming child.
Philately. a postage stamp that, by accident or intention, has been chemically changed in color.
a renegade or turncoat.
a child believed to have been exchanged by fairies for the parents’ true child
a fickle or changeable person
1550s, “one given to change,” from change (n.) + diminutive suffix -ling. Meaning “person or thing left in place of one secretly taken” is from 1560s; specific reference to an infant or young child (usually stupid or ugly) supposedly left by the faeries in place of one they took is from 1580s. An earlier word for it was oaf or auf.
a jump in which the dancer’s feet are reversed from the starting position.
a conversion or complete change from one thing, condition, or system to another, as in equipment, personnel, methods of production, etc.: a changeover to automated equipment. noun an alteration or complete reversal from one method, system, or product to another: a changeover to decimal currency a reversal of a situation, attitude, etc (sport) the act […]
a small pocket or compartment for holding coins.
a person or thing that changes something. record changer. Obsolete. a moneychanger. n. early 14c., agent noun from change (v.), or else from Old French changeour “money-changer, barterer,” from changier.