From Rap Dictionary
- friend/homie. "Holla at your boy 'What's the problem shorty?'" -- Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Memphis Bleek (1-900-Hustler ).
- Female, like baby or honey. "I got myself a shorty, I got myself a forty" -- Wu Tang Clan (Method Man).
- A seven ounce bottle of beer.
- A child or teenager. "Shorty Wanna Be A Thug" -- 2Pac or "She was spose to buy ya shorty Tyco with ya money" -- "Gold digger" Kanye West f.Jamie Foxx
- Girlfriend or bitch one can call for some ass
- sawed-off shotgun "like a 12 gauge shawty" ("Hail Mary", 2Pac, Makaveli)