sawed off

sawed-off

[sawd-awf, -of]
adjective
1.
sawed off at the end, as a shotgun or broomstick.
2.
Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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sawed-off definition


  1. mod.
    short of stature. : Tom called Mike a sawed-off little runt.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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