from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of shorty.

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  • n. Something or someone that is shorter than normal
  • n. An short-handed goal
  • n. an adult female or a child.
  • adj. shorter than normal


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  • In addition, competition for career-building prizes and an overemphasis on design have wiped out the brief, a single "shortie" article that could set the town talking for days.

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  • It was also Pittsburgh's first "shortie" in a Stanley Cup Final game since Ed Belfour in Game 2 in 1992. Feature Stories

  • Discrimination against shortie bald men is unacceptable.

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  • I don't like the little shortie jacket the dentist wears.


  • It was time for me, so I idled into the living room wearing my "Munch Me" shortie night shirt, and my long-nosed barracuda slippers.


  • True, our weekend love life might just take a plunge once the shortie comes along anyway, but I couldn't imagine a bigger buzzkill -- no pun intended, seriously -- then having to leave the marital bed so a fat Teamster-ish fella could spray toxic poison from one of those big-assed silver canisters they always seem to have in cartoons.

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  • Clare is great when she is just talking, on Ramblings on Radio 4 or when fronting the BBC's rugby league coverage, but here she was like a woman possessed, stalking round the Liverpool Echo Arena in a strange shortie raincoat, bobbing and weaving like a prize fighter, screaming at us.

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  • Van der Kloet is a fan of shortie A. schubertii, which she plants among Geranium x riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson'.

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  • He is a shortie, but in the movies they always make him look taller.

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  • But I do agree with her, those shortie thingies are pretty hot.

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