Definition of bureau de change in English:

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bureau de change

Pronunciation: /ˌbyo͝orō də ˈSHänZH/

noun (plural bureaux de change pronounced same)

An establishment at which customers can exchange foreign money.
Example sentences
  • This 24-hour distribution eliminates the need for customers to visit the bureau de change for currency exchange.
  • Staff would send people with European currency to the customer service desk and we would operate as a bureau de change against a rate fixed two or three times a week.
  • He laundered his money through bureaux de change and in casinos in Amsterdam.


1950s: French, literally 'office of exchange'.

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Syllabification: bu·reau de change

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