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lefty1

[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

lefty2

[lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/ Informal.
adjective
2.
leftist; left-wing.
adverb
3.
with the left hand; in a left-handed manner:
He bats lefty.
Origin
1885-90; left1 + -y1

Carlton

[kahrl-tuh n] /ˈkɑrl tən/
noun
1.
Stephen Norman ("Steve"; "Lefty") born 1944, U.S. baseball player.
2.
a male given name.

Grove

[grohv] /groʊv/
noun
1.
Sir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.
2.
Robert Moses ("Lefty") 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.
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British Dictionary definitions for lefty

lefty

/ˈlɛftɪ/
noun (informal) (pl) lefties
1.
a left-winger
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a left-handed person

Carlton

/ˈkɑːltən/
noun
1.
a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 48 493 (2001)

grove

/ɡrəʊv/
noun
1.
a small wooded area or plantation
2.
  1. a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
  2. (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
Word Origin
Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine
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Word Origin and History for lefty
n.

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

grove

n.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lefty

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+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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lefty in the Bible

(1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13). The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7. (2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. (3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

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