a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.:
a social shortcoming; a shortcoming of his philosophy.
a failing, defect, or deficiency
[shawrt-kom-uh nz] /ˈʃɔrtˈkɒm ənz/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Southern U.S. 1. a scanty allowance of food.
noun, Slang. 1. any simple confidence game involving a relatively small amount of money.
- Short corner
noun 1. (hockey) another name for penalty corner
noun, Finance. 1. purchases that close out short sales on stocks or commodities. short covering noun 1. the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to meet delivery requirements 2. the securities or commodities purchased