Now, commercial rappers have turned the meaning upside down to mean a 'fine female', apparently.
Only twelve trying to tell me that he liked my style"
"Shorty is shaking her ass on my Hummer with spinning rims, or something."
-average commercialized rapper today
A term I wouldn't ever use to describe a girlfriend, close female companion or a desirable female of whom I'd like to get better acquainted with.
2. One of your closest friends, friend that you hang out with a lot.
3. An attractive girl that you want to meet.
2. "Hey Shorty, let's go see a movie."
3. "Dude, check out that Shorty over there."