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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.
he got sms
by MUSOM February 22, 2005
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Looks like its thumb day again for Jimmy with his usual routing... 3 sets of 5 snapchat selfies and 10 sets of scrolling through facebook until exhaustion
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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 term used to dehumanize short men. On the basis of this prejudiced term, a short man isn't allowed to do anything assertive, confident, or generally masculine without being accused of overcompensating or having short man's syndrome.

Whereas if a taller man exhibited the same exact behavior, nobody would bat an eyelash.
I rudely shoved that short guy at the bar out of my way, and he got all angry about it. Talk about short man's syndrome!
by cosmiccountrynoir April 24, 2011
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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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Highly toxic degenerative complex that often affects males 5'8" or less in stature.

Can have a seroiusly adverse affect on those within earshot of persons afflicted with this unfortunate condition.
Symptoms and side affects of shortmans' syndrome can include:

- Snide, nasty bitchy comments and one-up-man-ship about anyone employed to work with/for the shortman
- Insecure behaviour, especially when others joke about small penises
- A fast car with a long bonnet
- Often seen "hanging out" at that bar, either sitting bolt upright on a bar stool or slouching in a booth, bragging loudly and buying anyone/everyone drinks and then getting really annoyed when no-one reciprocates
by Jasminenz January 06, 2008
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