southpaw
noun Date: 1891 left-hander; especially a left-handed baseball pitcher • southpaw adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Southpaw — South paw , a. (Baseball) Using the left hand in pitching; said of a pitcher. [Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Southpaw — South paw , n. A pitcher who pitches with the left hand. [Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • southpaw — lefthander, 1885, originally baseball slang, of pitchers, often said to have been coined by Finley Peter Dunne ( Mr. Dooley ), Chicago sports journalist and humorist, in the days when baseball diamonds were regularly oriented with home plate to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • southpaw — ☆ southpaw [south′pô΄ ] n. [ SOUTH + PAW1: the ballpark in Chicago ( c. 1885) was so located that the pitcher s left arm was toward the south] Slang a person who is left handed; esp., a left handed baseball pitcher adj. Slang left handed …   English World dictionary

  • southpaw — UK [ˈsaʊθˌpɔː] / US [ˈsaʊθˌpɔ] noun [countable] Word forms southpaw : singular southpaw plural southpaws informal someone who uses their left hand, especially in boxing …   English dictionary

  • southpaw — n. a left handed person. □ Micky’s a southpaw and writes sort of funny. □ My sister is a southpaw, but I’m not …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • southpaw — left handed person, lefty    Our baseball team needs another pitcher preferably a southpaw …   English idioms

  • southpaw — /sowth paw /, Informal. n. 1. a person who is left handed. 2. Sports. a. a player who throws with the left hand, esp. a pitcher. b. Boxing. a boxer who leads with the right hand and stands with the right foot forward, using the left hand for the… …   Universalium

  • southpaw — noun /ˈsaʊθˌpɔː/ a) One who is left handed, especially in sports. Since home plate is generally in the southwest corner to avoid glare in the batters eyes, a southpaws pitching hand is to the south. b) A left handed pitcher …   Wiktionary

  • southpaw — south|paw [ˈsauθpo: US po:] n informal someone who uses their left hand more than their right hand, especially a ↑pitcher in baseball or a ↑boxer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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