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left·y

 (lĕf′tē) Informal
n. pl. left·ies
1. A left-handed person.
2. An advocate or member of the political left.
adv.
With the left hand or in a left-handed manner: throws lefty; bats lefty.

lefty

(ˈlɛftɪ)
n, pl lefties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a left-winger
2. chiefly US and Canadian a left-handed person

left•y

(ˈlɛf ti)

n., pl. left•ies,
adj., adv. Informal. n.
1. a left-handed person.
adj. adv.
4. with the left hand: He bats lefty.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lefty - a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the rightlefty - a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right; "their pitcher was a southpaw"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.lefty - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left handlefty - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
Translations

lefty

[ˈleftɪ] N (Brit) → izquierdista mf, rojillo/a m/f

lefty

(inf)
n
(Pol) → Linke(r) mf
(person) → Linkshänder(in) m(f) ? leftie
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