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leftie

[lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/
noun, Informal.
1.
lefty1 .

lefty1

or leftie

[lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/
noun, plural lefties. Informal.
1.
a left-handed person.
2.
a leftist.
Origin of lefty1
1925-1930
1925-30; left1 + -y2
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lefty

/ˈlɛftɪ/
noun (informal) (pl) lefties
1.
a left-winger
2.
(mainly US & 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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Slang definitions & phrases for leftie

lefty

modifier

  1. : a lefty hurler/ leftie tennis acen
  2. A left-handed person, esp a left-handed pitcher or other athlete (1886+)
  3. A person of liberal or socialist political beliefs; radical; liberal: such urban lefties as Bella Abzug (1930s+)
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