noun, plural left·ies. Informal.
Origin of lefty1
Origin of lefty2
Examples from the Web for lefty
Contemporary Examples of lefty
One lefty tweeter even complained that an invasion of icky American tourists would undermine “family values” in Cuba.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor
December 18, 2014
Malloy, meanwhile, in his first term as governor of Connecticut, has delivered on a wish list of lefty priorities.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?
October 30, 2014
As lefty publications such as Mother Jones love to point out, “Most Red States Take More Money from Washington Than They Put In.”After Cochran’s Win: Red-State Socialism Must Be Stopped!
June 27, 2014
When he says that,” Lefty Wilson, the trainer, said, “he's liable to get three goals.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
Lefty pinko Center for Constitutional Rights embraces the Constitution—says it means government righting wrongs.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?
P. J. O’Rourke
April 12, 2014
Historical Examples of lefty
Lefty threw the unused part of the deck to the center of the table.
Down in Texas you could get shot for a crack like that, Lefty!
Lefty is a cheap grandstander, and I'll settle with him myself.
Lefty was all guts now that I was hung up on the gun barrel.
"Why, this Lodge," Lefty said, waving a hand around loosely.
noun plural lefties informal
- a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
- (capital as part of a street name)Ladbroke Grove
Word Origin for grove
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.