shorty

or short·ie

[ shawr-tee ]
/ ˈʃɔr ti /
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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!

adjective

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

Origin of shorty

First recorded in 1905–10; short + -y2
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shorty


n.

"short person," 1888, from short (adj.) + -y (3).

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