short-weight

verb
\ ˈshȯrt-ˈwāt How to pronounce short-weight (audio) \
short-weighted; short-weighting; short-weights

Definition of short-weight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to defraud with short weight

short weight

noun
\ ˈshȯrt-ˈwāt How to pronounce short weight (audio) \

Definition of short weight (Entry 2 of 2)

: weight less than the stated weight or less than one is charged for

First Known Use of short-weight

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Short-weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-weight. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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