[ 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 shortchangeshort·chang·er, noun
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Resources needed to stabilize Afghanistan after a quarter century of war were deployed to Iraq, and Afghanistan was shortchanged.GOP Candidates Are Wrong to Urge a Second Front War in Iran|Bruce Riedel|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST