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Shafted

verb
When a person is subjected to cruel and unfair treatment.
 
Used as a way of expressing dislike for how a person feels unfairly victimized. One feels shafted if they unfairly miss out on an opportunity that everyone else received.
Etymology : From the Old English sceaft, meaning staff or pole, it is a metaphor relating the idea of getting speared (possibly with sodomy undertones) to being unfairly treated.
Source : Friend describing his unfair treatment during lab class. (10/22)
Last modified: 26 November 2013


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