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 Dictionary entry overview: What does changeling mean? 

  The noun CHANGELING has 2 senses:

1. a person of subnormal intelligence
2. a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy

  Familiarity information: CHANGELING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1changeling [BACK TO TOP]


A person of subnormal intelligence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


changeling; cretin; half-wit; idiot; imbecile; moron; retard

Hypernyms ("changeling" is a kind of...):

simple; simpleton (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "changeling"):

mongoloid (a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense))

Sense 2changeling [BACK TO TOP]


A child secretly exchanged for another in infancy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("changeling" is a kind of...):

child; fry; kid; minor; nestling; nipper; shaver; small fry; tiddler; tike; tyke; youngster (a young person of either sex)

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