shorty

[shawr-tee]
noun, plural shorties.
1.
a person of less than average stature (often 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] . Slang.
a.
a girl or woman: We watched the shorties on the dance floor, all lookin' so fine.
b.
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:
1905–10; short + -y2

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shortie or shorty (ˈʃɔːtɪ)
 
n , shorties
1.  informal
 a.  a person or thing that is extremely short
 b.  (as modifier): a shortie nightdress
2.  a Scot name for shortbread
 
shorty or shorty
 
n

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Example sentences
The shorty security coat, hardy enough for dampening showers, happy enough to shine in the sun.
Shorty finds out his tell-all book is going to be published.
Most committees post witness testimony on their websites shorty after the hearing concludes.
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