Definition of lefty in English:

lefty

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛfti
 
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(also leftie)

noun (plural lefties)

informal
  • 1chiefly British A person with left-wing political views: even lefties are now saying that people want to buy their own homes [as modifier]: lefty trades unionists
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    • For a leftie, becoming politically aware in the 1990s - after the fall of communism - was a strange experience.
    • Why do we as artists, lefties, politico revolutionaries, critique one another at every available opportunity?
    • As Josh points out, there's a big difference - both then and now - between liberal Democrats and extreme lefties.
  • 2chiefly North American A left-handed person: many older people classified as right-handers were born lefties [as modifier]: a lefty pitcher
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    • He bowled the following season left-handed and even bowled three regionals as a lefty, but had no luck.
    • While his changeup works wonders against right-handers, lefties have an easier time picking it up.
    • So it made sense to Casey to load up with right-handers when the lefties were pitching, and vice versa.

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