leftie

[lef-tee]

lefty

1

or left·ie

[lef-tee]
noun, plural left·ies. Informal.
  1. a left-handed person.
  2. a leftist.

Origin of lefty

1
First recorded in 1925–30; left1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for leftie

lefty

noun plural lefties informal
  1. a left-winger
  2. 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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