Usage note
"Short pants" is almost always plural in English; it may be used in the singular in the fashion world to refer to a pair of shorts. In Spanish it can be either singular, "pantalón corto", or plural, "pantalones cortos."
short pants
1. (clothing) (United States) 
You shouldn't wear short pants to a job interview.No debes usar pantalones cortos para una entrevista de trabajo.
I think my short pants shrank in the dryer.Creo que mi pantalón corto se encogió en la secadora.
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