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

Definition of lefty

2 : an advocate of leftism

Other Words from lefty

lefty adjective

Examples of lefty in a Sentence

Our starting pitcher is a lefty.
Recent Examples on the Web The onus for the future is on developing arms to pitch alongside 26-year-old lefty Justin Steele and 27-year-old right-hander Keegan Thompson, whose solid first halves represent some of the best work by the Cubs’ scouts and player development staff. Phil Rogers, Forbes, 18 July 2022 He’s Joey Cantillo, a 22-year-old lefty with a 3-3 record and 2.25 ERA at Class AA Akron. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 18 June 2022 Rom, a 21-year-old lefty with an advanced pitch mix, struck out 113 with a 1.18 WHIP and a 3.33 ERA in 22 games (19 starts) between Aberdeen and Bowie this year. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Fitzpatrick is a 6-foot-7 lefty who has pitched in just 23 games with 10 starts across four years at Rutgers, including battling through a foot injury this spring, but has dazzled this summer in the Cape Cod League. Curt Hogg, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Expect the lefty to be U of L's first line of defense against potent lineups in 2023. Brooks Holton, The Courier-Journal, 13 June 2022 The lefty is 2-3 with a 4.18 ERA at Class AA Akron. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 1 June 2022 The difference is mostly the performance of Austin Meadows; the lefty is 5-for-15 against lefties, with four singles and a double. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 30 Apr. 2022 Ditto Oliver Perez, a 40-year-old lefty reliever from Mexico who signed a minor-league deal out of free agency on March 21. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lefty

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Aug 2022

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“Lefty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lefty. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of lefty

: a left-handed person

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