Meaning of “short-change” in the English Dictionary

"short-change" in Business English

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short-changeverb [ T ]

also shortchange uk us

COMMERCE to give someone back less money than they are owed when they are buying something from you:

The check-out girl short-changed her.

to treat someone unfairly by giving them less than they deserve:

The case alleges that the company shortchanged female employees on opportunities for promotion.
adjective also shortchanged

20% of shoppers feel shortchanged by the cheap design of budget goods.

(Definition of “short-change” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)