Definition of shorty in English:

shorty

(also shortie)

noun

informal
  • 1A person who is shorter than average (often used as a nickname)

    • ‘But as a fellow shorty, the Celtic manager is hardly going to judge this as an insurmountable disadvantage.’
    • ‘‘Shut up, shorty,’ another boy said, stepping up.’
    • ‘She was at least a head shorter than me, but she makes a good shortie.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, however, wee Walter then tried to back up his arguments by citing a number of other shorties who were a hit with the ladies.’
    • ‘Yes, I know we shorties can sometimes be rather annoying.’
    • ‘We saddled up, although simply getting on the horse was a trial for a shorty like me.’
    • ‘I'm still a shortie compared to Paul, but how can I compete with someone who's almost six feet tall?’
    • ‘Not all the shorties want to be jockeys and coxes!’
    • ‘So, shorty, how many boyfriends have you had?’
    • ‘Need I remind you the countless hours you spent crying because no one wanted to be friends with the shorty?’
    • ‘It's going into the kitchen so we can finally move our microwave into a place it can be reached by shorties like me.’
    • ‘And the fact that the legionaries of the ancient Roman empire were real shorties suggests that average national height is a very minor factor (if it is a factor at all) in national achievement and felicity.’
    • ‘‘Watch where you're going, shorty,’ he snapped at her.’
    1. 1.1often as modifier A short garment, especially a short dress or nightgown.
      ‘she pulled on a shorty nightshirt’
      • ‘I've seen Januarys so warm we had to dig out shorty pajamas.’
      • ‘Also, Jesse dances in a pair of shorty shorts and little else on his bed.’
      • ‘So last night I totally wore the new shorty pyjamas to bed.’
      • ‘Titania first appears in a blue silk ball gown, but when retiring she discards the gown to reveal a shortie slip nightdress.’
      • ‘In 1960, he was an early dandy, wearing ‘a shortie overcoat, narrow trousers, and a silk tie with horizontal bars across it’.’
      • ‘Leaving the border in the car, Jefferson couldn't wait to blurt out the whole sordid story, which made my Uncle drive faster and my Aunt remind us all that she warned me not to wear that shorty top.’
      • ‘At the end of the winter (late April) perhaps it had cooled a little, but a shortie wetsuit was only just adequate.’
      • ‘It was suggested that Tom use only his shortie wetsuit and adjust his attitude in the water using weights in the BC pocket and on a chest strap.’
      • ‘Ever since that low point in the mid-1990s, when Cherie was photographed on her doorstep wearing a shortie dressing gown, she has been a dedicated follower of the Bharti method.’
      • ‘He was also wearing a tight white tank top and shorty shorts.’
      • ‘Many northern Red Sea dive-guides use drysuits at this time of year, but this doesn't stop British sales assistants selling lightweight shortie wetsuits to those about to visit Egypt in spring.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Last night the singer was wearing a shorty one-piece and when I found out her name was Lorelei I fell to my knees and wept.’
  • 2US A person's girlfriend or female friend (often as a form of address)

    ‘chillin' with some of my shorties’
    ‘I gotta go to my shorty's house’
    ‘would you wait for me, shawty?’
    as name ‘shorty can rap, judging from the rest of the tracks’
    • ‘plus I would have hollared at that shorty in the front with the lbd on.’
    • ‘I came with a shorty and we split a large bowl with 3 additional toppings and 1 drink.’
    • ‘Regardless of how much I cannot stand that fraud, he could literally sweep up your shorty in front of you and drive off with you left crying in the rear-view wondering how.’
    • ‘As the world goes round, so does he in his new video with a busty shorty.’
    • ‘I had this dude in a suit that kept constantly bothering me and my shorty while we were trying to have a convo.’
    • ‘Do NOT wash down your shorty's meal with two beers.’
    • ‘Me and my shorty celebrated the game right last night.’
    • ‘You haven't seen his shorty kiss him or even hold his hand.’
    • ‘He found that he was not the father to his shorty's baby.’

Pronunciation

shorty

/ˈSHôrdē//ˈʃɔrdi/