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English Dictionary: changeling by the DICT Development Group
3 results for changeling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person of subnormal intelligence [syn: idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard]
  2. a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Changeling \Change"ling\, n. [Change + -ling.]
      1. One who, or that which, is left or taken in the place of
            another, as a child exchanged by fairies.
                     Such, men do changelings call, so changed by
                     fairies' theft.                                 --Spenser.
                     The changeling [a substituted writing] never known.
      2. A simpleton; an idiot. --Macaulay.
                     Changelings and fools of heaven, and thence shut
                     Wildly we roam in discontent about. --Dryden.
      3. One apt to change; a waverer. [bd]Fickle changelings.[b8]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Changeling \Change"ling\, a.
      1. Taken or left in place of another; changed. [bd]A little
            changeling boy.[b8] --Shak.
      2. Given to change; inconstant. [Obs.]
                     Some are so studiously changeling.      --Boyle.
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