What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Shortchange’?

Meaning: Used as a verb, shortchange means giving someone less money than what is due in a transaction. It also means depriving someone of something for which they paid, or treating someone unfairly by giving them less than they deserve.

Origin: This word has been in use since 1903. It is derived from short (adjective) + change (noun).

Usage: I was shortchanged at the restaurant.

The fans were shortchanged as they were robbed of what could have been a fitting finale to a gripping Test series.

Picture Credit : Google 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *