leftie

[ lef-tee ]
/ ˈlɛf ti /
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noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. left-luggage office,
  2. left-of-center,
  3. left-to-right shunt,
  4. left-wing,
  5. left-winger,
  6. leftish,
  7. leftism,
  8. leftist,
  9. leftover,
  10. leftward

lefty

1

or left·ie

[ lef-tee ]
/ ˈlɛf ti /

noun, plural left·ies. Informal.

a left-handed person.
a leftist.

Origin of lefty

1
First recorded in 1925–30; left1 + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for leftie

lefty

/ (ˈlɛftɪ) /

noun plural lefties informal

a left-winger
mainly US and Canadian a left-handed person
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Word Origin and History for leftie

lefty

n.

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

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