Definition for CHANGE'LING

CHANGE'LING, n. [change and ling. It is said this word originated in a superstitious opinion that fairies steal children and put others that are ugly and stupid in their places. Johnson.]

  1. A child left or taken in the place of another. – Spenser.
  2. An idiot; a fool. – Dryden. Locke.
  3. One apt to change; a waverer. – Shak.
  4. Any thing changed and put in the place of another. – Shak.

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