Definition of shorty in English:

shorty

Line breaks: shorty
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːti
 
/
(also shortie)

noun (plural shorties)

informal
  • 1A person who is shorter than average (often used as a nickname): even shorties like Brain and I had to be careful not to bang our heads Shorty Bowlegs
    More 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, nightdress, or raincoat: 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.

More definitions of shorty

Definition of shorty in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman