- a child secretly put in the place of another; esp., in folk tales, one exchanged in this way by fairies
- Archaic a changeable person; turncoat
- Archaic a feeble-minded person
See changeling in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A child secretly exchanged for another.
- Archaic A changeable, fickle person.
- Archaic A person of deficient intelligence.
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