[ shawr-tee ]
/ ˈʃɔr ti /

noun, adjective

Definition for shortie (2 of 2)


or short·ie

[ shawr-tee ]
/ ˈʃɔr ti /

noun, plural short·ies.

a person of less than average stature (sometimes used as a disparaging and offensive term of address).
a garment designed to be of short length, as a hospital bed jacket.
Also shaw·ty [shaw-tee] /ˈʃɔ ti/. Slang.
  1. a girl or woman: We watched the shorties on the dance floor, all lookin' so fine.
  2. a girlfriend or sweetheart: Me and my shorty went to that new club over on Ninth last night; what a scene!


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. 2019

Examples from the Web for shortie

  • She was clad in a shortie wrapper that showed off her race-horse legs.

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  • Shortie bounced ten feet in the light gravity, and grimly wallowed to his feet.

  • Then Shortie was on his feet, desperate determination showing in every line of his body.

British Dictionary definitions for shortie



/ (ˈʃɔːtɪ) /


  1. plural shorties a person or thing that is extremely short
  2. (as modifier)a shortie nightdress
a Scot name for shortbread
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