shorts Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shorts" in British English

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shortsnoun [plural]

uk   /ʃɔːts/  us   /ʃɔːrts/
A2 trousers that end above the ​knee or ​reach the ​knee, often ​worn in ​hotweather or when ​playing a ​sport: tennis shorts She put on a pair of shorts and a ​T-shirt. US men's underpants
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(Definition of shorts from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shorts" in American English

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shortsplural noun

 us   /ʃɔrts/
pants that end above the ​knee or ​reach to the ​knee, or men’s ​underwearworn below the ​waist: He put on a ​pair of shorts and a ​T-shirt. The ​doctor told him to ​strip to his shorts.
(Definition of shorts from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shorts" in Business English

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shortsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ʃɔːts/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
governmentbonds that are ​paid back in a ​shorttime, usually less than two ​years
shares that someone has ​borrowed and ​sold, but does not own: Currently he has no Nasdaq 100 shorts
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(Definition of shorts from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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