Short change

shortchange

[shawrt-cheynj]
verb (used with object), shortchanged, shortchanging.
1.
to give less than the correct change to.
2.
to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

shortchanger, noun
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