lefty

(redirected from lefties)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to lefties: blanco, Stradivarius, Zara

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Do all lefties entering service today convert their shooting style from left to right hand?
789 OPS against lefties in the regular season and a .
Coren was able to effectively rule out the possibility that lefties are simply smarter overall by administering a test of convergent thinking, which involves applying existing knowledge and rules to come up with a correct answer.
Josh Ho won his first 35-plus singles title with a quick tutorial on how to play lefties.
Could lefties be more competitive than their right-handed counterparts?
First it is a day for Lefty Pride - to teach lefties about the remarkable accomplishments of left-handers throughout history.
Mo Vaughn, for instance, hit lefties better than right-handers.
In the field of music, McCartney and fellow Beatle Ringo Starr were lefties.
Regrettably, lefties have a shorter life expectancy than righties.
From learning cursive writing, to using scissors, to determining where to sit at the dinner table, many lefties have a hard time in a right-dominated world.
It's estimated that one in ten people are left-handed but I was astonished while researching the material for this week's column at just how many influential people throughout history are lefties.