Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shafted adj.

[shaft v.]

1. treated unfairly, in serious trouble; usu. as get shafted.

[US]M. Spillane One Lonely Night 109: The only one who can get shafted is me.
[US]K. Brasselle Cannibals 255: The word is you got shafted.
[US]B. Malamud Tenants (1972) 16: The innocent landlord gets shafted.
[US]J. Doyle College Sl. Dict. 🌐 get shafted [Ga. Tech] to be required to write an extremely difficult exam.
[UK]A. Close Official and Doubtful 348: You want to hit back, but you don’t want to do without him, so you’re shafted.
[US]J. Stahl I, Fatty 160: He got shafted by Mack.

2. rejected when seeking a date.

[US]Baker et al. CUSS 192: Shafted Turned down when asking for a date.

3. suffering a broken relationship.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 3: shafted – to be jilted in a romance.