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lefty

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or left·ie

[ lef-tee ]
/ ˈlɛf ti /
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noun, plural left·ies.Informal.
a left-handed person.
a leftist.
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Origin of lefty

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First recorded in 1925–30; left1 + -y2

Other definitions for lefty (2 of 2)

lefty2
[ lef-tee ]
/ ˈlɛf ti /
Informal.

adjective
leftist; left-wing.
adverb
with the left hand; in a left-handed manner: He bats lefty.

Origin of lefty

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First recorded in 1885–90; left1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for lefty

lefty
/ (ˈlɛftɪ) /

noun plural lefties informal
a left-winger
mainly US and Canadian a left-handed person
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