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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shawr-tee]
    • /ˈʃɔr ti/
    • /ˈʃɔː.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shawr-tee]
    • /ˈʃɔr ti/

Definitions of shorty word

  • noun plural shorty a person of less than average stature (sometimes used as a disparaging and offensive term of address). 1
  • noun plural shorty a garment designed to be of short length, as a hospital bed jacket. 1
  • noun plural shorty Also, shawty, NEW2016/shawty_000 shaw-tee, ˈʃɔ ti. Slang. a girl or woman: We watched the shorties on the dance floor, all lookin' so fine. a girlfriend or sweetheart: Me and my shorty went to that new club over on Ninth last night; what a scene! 1
  • adjective shorty noting a garment designed to be of short length: a shorty nightgown; shorty pajamas. 1
  • noun shorty short person 1
  • adjective shorty clothing: not full-length 1

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Origin of shorty

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; short + -y2

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Parts of speech for Shorty


shorty popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shorty usage trend in Literature

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