Etymology
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hon 
1721 as short for honorable (adj.); 1906 as short for honey (n.) in the affectionate sense.
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tec (n.)
1879 in thieves' slang as short for detective (n.); 1934 as short for detective story.
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chit (n.1)

"a short letter, note," 1776, short for chitty (1690s), from Mahrati (Hindi) chitthi "letter, note, memorandum," from Sanskrit chitra-s "distinctively marked" (see cheetah).

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cutty 

1790, "cut short" (adj.), from cut (v.). Also used as a noun of a variety of things: a short spoon, a short tobacco pipe, a pop-gun, also a dismissive term for a naughty or wanton woman or girl. Also used of a wren or a hare.

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