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shorty

[shawr-tee] /ˈʃɔr ti/
noun, plural shorties.
1.
a person of less than average stature (sometimes used as a disparaging and offensive term of address).
2.
a garment designed to be of short length, as a hospital bed jacket.
3.
Also, shawty, 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
4.
noting a garment designed to be of short length:
a shorty nightgown; shorty pajamas.
Also, shortie.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; short + -y2
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Word Origin and History for shawty

shorty

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for shawty

shortstop

verb
  1. To take food being passed to someone else at the table
  2. To wait on another salesperson's customer (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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