shorty

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!

adjective

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

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of shorty

First recorded in 1905–10; short + -y2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shorty