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mollydooker Line breaks: molly|doo¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒlɪˌduːkə/

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Definition of mollydooker in English:

noun

Australian informal
A left-handed person.
Example sentences
  • They eventually gave up trying to force Stokes to switch, and he would remain a 'mollydooker' for life.
  • Mr Quinn said there'd be no mollydookers in his class.
  • He is possibly, even probably, the best left-handed batsman Australia has had, and certainly the best of all the Victorian mollydookers.

Origin

1940s: from Molly (pet form of the given name Mary) or from the slang term mauley 'hand' + -dook representing a pronunciation of duke (sense 2 of the noun) + -er1.

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