Definition of short-sheet in US English:



[with object]North American
  • Fold and arrange the sheet on (a bed) in such a way that anyone getting into the bed will be unable to stretch their legs out beyond the middle of the bed, as a practical joke.

    • ‘To our knowledge, no one from SAIS has ever short-sheeted a bed.’
    • ‘These included short-sheeting a fellow guardsman's bed, shooting mailboxes and road signs for fun, and raiding the base commissary for Pop Tarts.’