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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person of less than average stature.

Usage examples (34)
  • I guess when you start getting facial hair, because I'm still called a shorty and I'm 18.
  • His caption, "Psst, control room, I'm going to need some guidance on what a 'shorty' is."
  • As a "shorty" I'm generally asked if a have "a man"--which is a whole 'nother bag of issues....
  • I might have used "young 'un" instead of "shorty", but that's just me, and I'm only on Season 4. for more
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