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Definition of changeling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

changeling

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeɪndʒlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeɪndʒlɪŋ//
 
(literary)
 
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a child who is believed to have been secretly left in exchange for another, especially (in stories) by fairies
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: changeling