Definitions

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  • n. A money changer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A money changer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A money-changer.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek from a word for a small coin.

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  • You're right. I put it on my "Name-Calling" list.

    April 11, 2008

  • Indeed it does!

    April 11, 2008

  • Ooh...Base hedge-creeping collybist has a nice ring to it.

    April 11, 2008

  • Obsolete. OED: "A money-changer, money-dealer, usurer; miser." Usage: 1598 BP. HALL Sat. IV. v. 107 Unless some base hedge-creeping Collybist Scatters his refuse scraps on whom he list.

    April 10, 2008