schort

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

schort (comparative more schort, superlative most schort)

  1. Obsolete form of short.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

schort c, n (plural schorten, diminutive schortje n)

  1. apron (clothing)

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

schort

  1. Second-person plural preterite of scheren.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sċort, from Proto-Germanic *skurtaz. Akin to Middle High German schurz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

schort

  1. short (as opposed to being tall or long)
  2. short (in duration), brief, quick
  3. ephemeral, having a short lifetime
  4. scarce, rare, scanty
  5. mean, rude, disrespectful

Descendants[edit]

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Noun[edit]

schort (uncountable)

  1. shortness, being short
  2. A short duration or time.
  3. brevity, conciseness
  4. (poetry) A short metrical foot.

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