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If a person or thing is called something for short, that is the short version of their name. ⇒ Opposite me was a woman called Jasminder (Jazzy for short). ⇒ This condition is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD for short.
`Julia, Thomas and William L. The key figure is probably Thomas, called Tom for short , certainly the most important historically.Malcolm, John WHISTLER IN THE DARKHe tried, with success, to use only a cane to walk for short periods.Gaskin, Catherine THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN`-- All right, Bauman, you're going in over there for short time, just a week; you don't get out of that cell.Smith, Mitchell STONE CITYAmanda had been away from Oregon, except for short visits, since she startedcollege at Berkeley.Phillip Margolin TIES THAT BIND