An angry male of below average height who feels it necessary to act out in an attempt to gain respect and recognition from others and compensate for his abnormally short stature. Also synonomous to little man syndrome.
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by MUSOM February 22, 2005
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The phenomenon of appearing overly aggressive or assertive. This may be a reaction after repeatedly suffering height discrimnation (heightism) in the workplace, in relationships with women, or elsewhere during socialisation.
Ample examples can be found in the Usenet group alt.support.short
by Megabone April 28, 2004
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A term applied to a short man whenever he is assertive or commanding. If the exact same attitude was taken by a taller man, no one would think twice.
Tall guy steps out of a new Camaro: "Hey, check out that guy with the Camaro!, that's a sweet ride, I wonder how much he makes."

Short guy steps out of a new Camaro: "Dude, look at that little man with the Camaro, Talk about compensation!"

Tall employer assigns difficult task: "My boss gives me hard jobs, but whatever, everyone has to work."

Short employer assigns difficult task: "Damn, that prick loves to lord his authority over me! He has major Short Man's Syndrome!"
by chode11 October 15, 2009
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A demeaning phrases to explain the
everyday behaviour or reactions of a
shorter man. This circular definition
is very much like the black man's
supposed "chip on the shoulder," or a
female's "penis envy".

It is a device to excuse discrimination
by blaming the recipient of that
discrimination.
Redneck 1: "Hey, that guy got angry when I ridiculed him for being short."

Redneck 2: "He did? I guess that must be short man's syndrome."
by don April 30, 2004
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A story made up by tall guys with small dicks who have nothing else going for them than their height. The same insecure guys will come up with stories to put down men of all shapes, sizes, looks, professions, talents, and intelligence levels in an attempt to make themselves look better, and still wonder why we women won't go for them.
Jason: "How did that short man end up with that girl!! I have to bring it to her attention that her guy has short man's syndrome! Also check out that fat guy with the beautiful woman; he must have fat guy's syndrome. How about that smart guy? What a nerd! And that overly tall dude?! What a sasquatch! Don't even get me started on redhead men!"

Jennifer: "Get a life! And grow some balls so you don't need to put others down to feel better about yourself"
by Jenn86 May 28, 2011
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Aggression or needless bumptiousness displayed by a man below average height when it is perceived to be an attempt to compensate for his small size.
A shorter guy is constantly jostled in a crowd by an unthinking taller guy who sees over his head. Eventually, the shorter guy reacts aggressively by verbally abusing the taller guy. The taller guy is superciliously amused because the amount of aggression shown by the shorter guy is disproportionate to his presumed physical ability to carry through his threats. "Oh - it's short man syndrome".
by Jude April 28, 2004
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The need for men of less than average height to try to explain away their anti-social and annoying compensatory behaviour by writing explanatory definitions on this site.

Short Man's Syndrome is something short men display, and it's always a bad thing.

Never vote for a short man.
Examples of Short Man's Syndrome include: Getting out of a Camaro. Becoming hostile when jostled. Headbutting people's knees.
by onelongdrinkofwater April 23, 2011
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