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change•ling



Pronunciation: (chānj'ling), [key]
n.
1. a child surreptitiously or unintentionally substituted for another.
2. (in folklore) an ugly, stupid, or strange child left by fairies in place of a pretty, charming child.
3. Philately.a postage stamp that, by accident or intention, has been chemically changed in color.
4. Archaic.
a. a renegade or turncoat.
b. an imbecile.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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