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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Origin of undermanned

First recorded in 1865–70; under- + manned
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