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Midget vs. Shortie — What's the Difference?

Midget vs. Shortie — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Midget and Shortie

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Midget

Midget (from midge, a sand fly) is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. While not a medical term, it has been applied to persons of unusually short stature, often with dwarfism, a medical condition with a number of causes including achondroplasia, and particularly proportionate dwarfism.

Shortie

Variant of shorty.

Midget

(Offensive) An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.

Shortie

(informal) Something or someone that is shorter than normal.
That squirrel is a shortie.

Midget

A small or miniature version of something.
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Shortie

A short-handed goal.
They got a shortie at the start of the third.

Midget

A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars.

Shortie

(AAVE) child

Midget

Miniature; diminutive.

Shortie

(AAVE) attractive young female

Midget

Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard
A midget automobile.

Shortie

(AAVE) girlfriend

Midget

(originally) A little sandfly.
Although tiny and just two-winged, midgets can bite you till you itch all over your unprotected skin.

Shortie

Shortbread

Midget

(loosely) Any small swarming insect similar to the mosquito; a midge.

Shortie

(informal) Shorter than normal, especially of clothing.
A shortie gown; a shortie jacket

Midget

A normally-proportioned person with small stature, usually defined as reaching an adult height less than 4'10".

Midget

Any short person.

Midget

(attributively) A small version of something; miniature.
The midget pony

Midget

A minute bloodsucking fly.

Midget

A very diminutive person having normal proportions of the body parts; compare dwarf.

Midget

A person who is abnormally small

Midget

Very small;
Diminutive in stature
A lilliputian chest of drawers
Her petite figure
Tiny feet
The flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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