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Note short dress on male (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

minim

'note' is the definition.
(minim is a kind of note)

'short dress on male' is the wordplay.
'short dress' becomes 'mini' (I've seen this before**).
'on' says to put letters next to each other.
'male' becomes 'm' (common abbreviation).
'mini'+'m'='MINIM'

(Other definitions for minim that I've seen before include "Note equal to two crochets" , "Beat" , "Half-note" , "Note of two crotchets" , "It's a downward stroke" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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