lefty

noun \ ˈlef-tē \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of lefty

plural lefties
2 :an advocate of leftism

lefty

adjective

Examples of lefty in a Sentence

  1. Our starting pitcher is a lefty.

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First Known Use of lefty

1886


LEFTY Defined for English Language Learners

lefty

noun

Definition of lefty for English Language Learners

  • : a person who supports liberal or socialist political policies


LEFTY Defined for Kids

lefty

noun \ ˈlef-tē \

Definition of lefty for Students

plural lefties
:a left-handed person

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