or short·ie

[ shawr-tee ]

noun,plural short·ies.
  1. a person of less than average stature (sometimes used as a disparaging and offensive term of address).

  2. a garment designed to be of short length, as a hospital bed jacket.

  1. Also shaw·ty [shaw-tee] /ˈʃɔ ti/ .Slang.

    • a girl or woman: We watched the shorties on the dance floor, all lookin' so fine.

    • a girlfriend or sweetheart: Me and my shorty went to that new club over on Ninth last night; what a scene!

  1. noting a garment designed to be of short length: a shorty nightgown; shorty pajamas.

Origin of shorty

First recorded in 1905–10; short + -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023