Definition of shorty in English:

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shorty

Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrdē/
(also shortie)

noun (plural shorties)

informal
1A person who is shorter than average (often used as a nickname).
Example sentences
  • We saddled up, although simply getting on the horse was a trial for a shorty like me.
  • Need I remind you the countless hours you spent crying because no one wanted to be friends with the shorty?
  • But as a fellow shorty, the Celtic manager is hardly going to judge this as an insurmountable disadvantage.
1.1 [often as modifier] A short garment, especially a short dress or nightgown: she pulled on a shorty nightshirt
More example sentences
  • Titania first appears in a blue silk ball gown, but when retiring she discards the gown to reveal a shortie slip nightdress.
  • Katkandu motors through a gap in the barrier reef between South Water Caye and Carrie Bow Caye as we pull on shortie wetsuits, weight belts, tanks, fins.
  • The other sister is in a tight-fitting, low-cut black dress under a square-cut shorty jacket with elbow-length sleeves.

Words that rhyme with shorty

forty, haughty, naughty, pianoforte, rorty, sortie, sporty, UB40, warty

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Syllabification: short·y

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