Check out new words added to


[shawrt-cheynj] /ˈʃɔrtˈtʃeɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), shortchanged, shortchanging.
to give less than the correct change to.
to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.
Origin of shortchange
1890-95, Americanism
Related forms
shortchanger, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for shortchange
  • Rarely, if ever, is there a desire to shortchange a new hire.
  • But the way to dig our way out of that problem is not to shortchange investments in our people.
  • Boards should not shortchange presidents on salaries and fringes.
  • It would shortchange their legacies to limit their inspiring messages to the technology that was new back then.
  • Be totally honest, but don't shortchange yourself by underestimating or minimizing your accomplishments.
  • We must not shortchange them, or ourselves, by denying them the resources they need.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for shortchange

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for shortchange

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with shortchange