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[shawrt-kom-uh nz]
noun (used with a singular verb) Southern U.S.
  1. a scanty allowance of food.
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Examples from the Web for short-commons

Historical Examples

  • In the morning, some one must go to market, else there will be short-commons.

    A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital

    John Beauchamp Jones

  • Of course the homes in Piefinch Cut, and similar small homes not in the Cut, went on short-commons.