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1 definition by Searle Rosen

Short was used long before there were compact cars. It goes back to at least the Forties on the Southside of Chicago. It means ANY car. It was from the vernacular of hotrodders and black gangsters. It probably derives from "hot short", which evolved to "hotwire" ... a car.
Get your short and let's go for a ride.
by Searle Rosen July 24, 2006