shortchange

[shawrt-cheynj]
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verb (used with object), short·changed, short·chang·ing.
  1. to give less than the correct change to.
  2. to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.

Origin of shortchange

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Related formsshort·chang·er, noun
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