Meaning of change-maker in English:


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  • 1US A person who exchanges a sum of money for the same sum in a different denomination, especially as a profession; (also) any of various machines that perform such an exchange, typically banknotes for coins (now rare).

  • 2A person who works actively to effect positive social change.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Knickerbocker.