Definition of lighty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪti/
(also laaitie, litie)

noun (plural lighties)

South African informal
A boy or young male adult.
Example sentences
  • ‘This lighty (little one) called Mnisi will taste my power come April 5,’ he said amid deafening applause from a packed hall.


Apparently from the adjective light2 from light of heart + -y2; the variant laaitie shows Afrikaans influence.

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