[ shawrt-cheynj ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈtʃeɪndʒ /
verb (used with object), short·changed, short·chang·ing.
to give less than the correct change to.
to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.
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Origin of shortchange
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
OTHER WORDS FROM shortchangeshortchanger, noun
Words nearby shortchange
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Example sentences from the Web for shortchange
Like all other government entities in the U.S., Puerto Rico has many people to shortchange before it will stiff its bondholders.
Did they really think he would diss Obama, or shortchange him—or do anything but support him wholeheartedly?Obama, Clinton Scored Back to Back Home Runs With Their Speeches|Robert Shrum|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for shortchange
to give less than correct change to
slang to treat unfairly or dishonestly, esp by giving less than is deserved or expected
Derived forms of short-changeshort-changer, noun
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