changeling

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change·ling

 (chānj′lĭng)
n.
1. A child secretly exchanged for another.
2. In European folklore, a fairy child left in place of a stolen human child.
3. Archaic A changeable, fickle person.
4. Obsolete A person of deficient intelligence.

changeling

(ˈtʃeɪndʒlɪŋ)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a child believed to have been exchanged by fairies for the parents' true child
2. archaic
a. an idiot
b. a fickle or changeable person

change•ling

(ˈtʃeɪndʒ lɪŋ)

n.
1. an infant exchanged by stealth for another child.
2. Archaic.
a. a turncoat.
b. an imbecile.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.changeling - a person of subnormal intelligencechangeling - a person of subnormal intelligence  
mongoloid - a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.changeling - a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
Translations
طِفْلٌ مَبْدولٌ
podvržené dítě
forbyttet barn
elcserélt gyermek
umskiptingur
laumukas
laumu atstāts bērns
podvrhnuté dieťa

changeling

n (= child)Wechselbalg m

changeling

(ˈtʃeindʒliŋ) noun
a child secretly left in place of another by the fairies etc.