Etymology of “Shorty” in Hip Hop

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A perfectly over analyzed look at hip-hop’s beloved “shorty,”
Matthew Daniels’ investigative website dedicated to the term takes
a look at its debut via Too Short in ’85, the popular use throughout the mid ’90s when it changed spelling to “shawty,” as well as its shift in meaning at the beginning of the current century. With heaps of quotes and credible research, the site breaks down the ubiquitous rap term for all to understand and enjoy.