lefty

noun
\ ˈlef-tē How to pronounce lefty (audio) \
plural lefties

Definition of lefty

2 : an advocate of leftism

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lefty adjective

Examples of lefty in a Sentence

Our starting pitcher is a lefty.
Recent Examples on the Web Hurricanes closer Carson Palmquist came on at that point and struck out two straight to end the inning, but the Jaguars got to the hard-throwing lefty with two outs in the eighth. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 7 June 2021 Allard, a 23-year lefty in his second consecutive start after 10 relief appearances to open the season, allowed two runs and three hits in a season-high five innings. Stephen Hawkins, orlandosentinel.com, 5 June 2021 Mickelson has always been both affable and fallible, a believer in his own immense talent to the point of detrimental daring, the sweet-swinging lefty with the distinctive side-to-side walk that is just a little too dad-ish to qualify as a strut. BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2021 Sean Doolittle is the only other lefty in the team’s bullpen. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 5 May 2021 Prior to this season, the longest the team had gone into a season without facing a lefty was 15 games in 2004. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2021 With two outs, Posey singled to left, and righty Carson Fulmer replaced Doolittle a lefty. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2021 The Tigers had Bryan Garcia warming in the bullpen, but Hinch left Boyd in to face Eddie Rosario, a lefty. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 27 May 2021 Another Orioles lefty who has been dominant this season, Fry also got tagged for a few runs. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of lefty

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jun 2021

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“Lefty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lefty. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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lefty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lefty

informal
chiefly British, disapproving : a person who supports liberal or socialist political policies

lefty

noun
\ ˈlef-tē How to pronounce lefty (audio) \
plural lefties

Kids Definition of lefty

: a left-handed person

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