- 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.
- 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!
- noting a garment designed to be of short length: a shorty nightgown; shorty pajamas.
Origin of shorty
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Shorty was a sort of foreman, and was allowed much freedom of speech.
Shorty, who had just come in from riding, unbuckled his spurs and kicked them under his bed.
Billings's eye lighted on Shorty, with an expression of having seen him somewhere.
So many fell on top of Shorty that he was unable to rise and extricate himself.
"That's enough," said Shorty, with his mind in a tumult, as to how he was to get these papers into his possession.
Word Origin and History for shorty
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