shorter

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shorter

  1. comparative form of short: more short.
    There are two routes to get there. We're in a rush so we'll take the shorter one.

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shorter (plural shorters)

  1. (colloquial) A short, a short seller: one who engages in short selling.
  2. (Britain, slang, obsolete) One who makes a dishonest profit by clipping and filing coins.
    • 1858, George Borrow, The Romany Rye (volume 2, page 128)
      My grandfather, as I said before, was connected with a gang of shorters, and sometimes shortened money, []

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