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portsider

n.

"left-handed person," 1913, American English baseball slang, from port (n.1) in the nautical sense + side (n.).

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portsider

noun

  1. A left-handed person; southpaw: We despair that portsiders will ever get their rights (1934+)
  2. A left-handed baseball pitcher (1926+ Baseball)
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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