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lefty1

or leftie

[lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/
noun, plural lefties. Informal.
1.
a left-handed person.
2.
a leftist.
Origin of lefty1
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; left1 + -y2

lefty2

[lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/ Informal.
adjective
2.
leftist; left-wing.
adverb
3.
with the left hand; in a left-handed manner:
He bats lefty.
Origin
First recorded in 1885-90; left1 + -y1

Grove

[grohv] /groʊv/
noun
1.
Sir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.
2.
Robert Moses ("Lefty") 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.

Carlton

[kahrl-tuh n] /ˈkɑrl tən/
noun
1.
Stephen Norman ("Steve"; "Lefty") born 1944, U.S. baseball player.
2.
a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for lefty
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  • lefty threw the unused part of the deck to the center of the table.

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  • Down in Texas you could get shot for a crack like that, lefty!

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  • lefty is a cheap grandstander, and I'll settle with him myself.

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  • lefty was all guts now that I was hung up on the gun barrel.

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  • "Why, this Lodge," lefty said, waving a hand around loosely.

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British Dictionary definitions for lefty

lefty

/ˈlɛftɪ/
noun (informal) (pl) lefties
1.
a left-winger
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a left-handed person

Carlton

/ˈkɑːltən/
noun
1.
a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 48 493 (2001)

grove

/ɡrəʊv/
noun
1.
a small wooded area or plantation
2.
  1. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
  2. (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
Word Origin
Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine
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Word Origin and History for lefty
n.

"left-handed person," 1886, American English, baseball slang, from left + -y (3). Political sense by 1935.

grove

n.

Old English graf "grove, copse" (akin to græafa "thicket"), from Proto-Germanic *graibo-, but not certainly found in other Germanic languages and with no known cognates anywhere else.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lefty

lefty

modifier

  1. : a lefty hurler/ leftie tennis acen
  2. A left-handed person, esp a left-handed pitcher or other athlete (1886+)
  3. A person of liberal or socialist political beliefs; radical; liberal: such urban lefties as Bella Abzug (1930s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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