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Definition of "shorty" [shorty]

  • A person short in stature. (noun)
  • A thing of less than average size, length, extension, or duration. (noun)
  • Of less than average size or length: shorty gloves; a shortie nightgown. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shorty" in a sentence
  • "Then please do us the courtesy of going and watching Megan Fox straddle a motorcycle in shorty shorts again while giant robot topple a city."
  • "A suit with cut-off arms and legs is called a shorty and is good whenever maximum freedom of movement is needed."
  • "She is also the VP of Watermargin and a writer for the Bully Pulpit; this sexy woman - a woman whose interests align with most women everywhere (whether its feminist advocacy or authentic Mexican food) - tells us that she's dedicated to her long-term shorty, Petunia Garcia."