• (America) IPA: /ʃɔɹtˈtʃeɪndʒ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ʃɔːtˈtʃeɪndʒ/

shortchange (shortchanges, present participle shortchanging; past and past participle shortchanged)

  1. To defraud someone by giving them less change than they should be given after a transaction.
    I got shortchanged! …I gave him $10 for a $5 item and he only gave me $1 back.
  2. (by extension) To deprive someone of something for which they paid.
    The elective class was easy, but in the end I was shortchanging myself.
  3. To make disadvantaged by design.
    Being proud of mistreating shortchanged "enemies" is a likely sign of class consciousness, as well as thinking or speaking ill of them.
  • Russian: обсчи́тывать
  • Spanish: sisar
  • Russian: обма́нывать

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