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shortie

[shawr-tee] /ˈʃɔr ti/
noun, adjective
1.

shorty

or shortie

[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.
Origin of shorty
1905-1910
1905-10; short + -y2
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  • She was clad in a shortie wrapper that showed off her race-horse legs.

    Card Trick Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • Then shortie was on his feet, desperate determination showing in every line of his body.

  • shortie bounced ten feet in the light gravity, and grimly wallowed to his feet.

British Dictionary definitions for shortie

shortie

/ˈʃɔːtɪ/
noun
1.
(informal)
  1. (pl) shorties. a person or thing that is extremely short
  2. (as modifier): a shortie nightdress
2.
a Scot name for shortbread
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Word Origin and History for shortie

shorty

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for shortie

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.
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