The word SHAWTY was originated in Atlanta. It is used as a PRONOUN! Not to describe a person! But as a name so if u cant think of a person's name you'd say "Man, u dont remember SHAWTY that used to live on Flat Shoals?" or just when u are refering to a person in place of he or she... It's kinda like sayin Man Dog Dawg Folk Buddy Girl
Shawty, last night me and ol' boi was at Vizion actin a straigh DONKEY!
Girl, why shawty was all up on me last night?