What is a 'Shawty'?
Shawty means a girlfriend or attractive girl.
Shawty is what you call your girlfriend or you call someone Shawty when SHE is hot (It doesn't work with boys). Usually in rap/hip hop songs you would hear it. Shawty (came from the word 'shorty') can also mean call as in to reserve. Common times you hear this word: GIRL: "Watch Shawty dance!" or (from song "Fire Burning") "Shawty's fire burning on the dance floor." CALL: "I shawty shotgun!" or "I shawty the orange…
This is not just rappers. This is part of the slang used in black urban areas, but some white people also say the word shawty. It began in the Atlanta Georgia area, southern slang for "shorty" pronounced "shawty" and is used when greeting a friend, like, "Whassup, shawty?" but has now evolved to include a girlfriend.