variants or shortie
plural shorties
: one that is short

Example Sentences

when I was just a shorty
Recent Examples on the Web On Nosek’s spectacular shorty, the Bruins took advantage of a Patrick Kane giveaway. Globe Staff,, 4 Mar. 2023 Ducks end an 0-9 shooting slump to start the third on a shorty by Kyei. oregonlive, 29 Jan. 2023 Brkic then went on to miss a shorty in the 4th quarter, a 31-yarder that went well left and allowed Tulane to hang around for a little while longer. R.j. Coyle, Dallas News, 5 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shorty was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near shorty

Cite this Entry

“Shorty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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