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short-handed lacking a full crew of workers or helpers.
shorthorn one of a breed of beef or dairy cattle having short curved horns.
shortie variant of shorty.
short interest the total number of shares or units of a security, commodity, or the like, that have been sold short and have not been repurchased.
shortish somewhat short.
short-list a list of those candidates, as for an academic position, who have not been eliminated by preliminary screening. [2 definitions]
short-lived having a short life or duration.
shortly in a brief while; soon. [2 definitions]
short of lacking adequate amounts of. [2 definitions]
short order food that can be prepared and served quickly, as at a diner.
short position the position of one who still owes for a short sale of stocks, commodities, or the like. [2 definitions]
short-range extending or reaching only a short distance in time or space.
short ribs a cut of beef from the forequarter near the rib roast.
short-run lasting or enduring for only a brief time; short-term.
shorts short trousers that stop above or close to the knees. [2 definitions]
short sale a sale of something such as securities that the seller does not yet own, but that he or she expects to buy in the future at a lower price.
short shrift a brief or perfunctory attention given to a person or topic. [2 definitions]
shortsighted unable to evaluate future consequences of present actions; lacking foresight. [2 definitions]
shortstop in baseball, the position in the infield between second and third base, or the player who occupies this position.
short story a brief piece of fiction, usu. having a single theme, limited scope, and few characters.
short subject a brief film, usu. shown as an introduction to a full-length feature, or between two full-length films.