shortchange

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transitive verb short·change \-ˈchānj\

Definition of shortchange

  1. 1 :  to give less than the correct amount of change to

  2. 2 :  to deprive of or give less than something due :  cheat <was shortchanged out of a promotion>

shortchanger

noun

Examples of shortchange in a sentence

  1. The cashier shortchanged me. I gave her 10 dollars to pay for an $8.95 book, and she only gave me a dollar back.

  2. The band shortchanged its fans by playing for only 30 minutes.

1903

First Known Use of shortchange

1903


SHORTCHANGE Defined for English Language Learners

shortchange

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transitive verb short·change \-ˈchānj\

Definition of shortchange for English Language Learners

  • : to give (someone) less than the correct amount of change

  • : to give (someone) less than what is expected or deserved



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