undermanned

[ uhn-der-mand ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈmænd /

adjective

lacking a normal or sufficient work force, complement of troops, or the like; understaffed; short-handed.

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Nearby words

  1. underline,
  2. underlinen,
  3. underling,
  4. underlit,
  5. underlying,
  6. undermentioned,
  7. undermine,
  8. undermining ulcer,
  9. undermodulate,
  10. undermost

Origin of undermanned

First recorded in 1865–70; under- + manned

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