: to give less than the correct amount of change to
: to deprive of or give less than something due : cheat <was shortchanged out of a promotion>
— short·chang·er noun
Examples of SHORTCHANGE
- The cashier shortchanged me. I gave her 10 dollars to pay for an $8.95 book, and she only gave me a dollar back.
- The band shortchanged its fans by playing for only 30 minutes.
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Related to SHORTCHANGE
- beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, fleece, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimize
Rhymes with SHORTCHANGE
, chump change
, home range
, sea change
, small change
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