Definition of southpaw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaʊθpɔː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaʊθpɔː//
(informal, especially North American English) Combat sports
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a person who prefers to use their left hand rather than their right, especially in a sport such as boxing See related entries: Combat sports Word Originmid 19th cent. (denoting the left hand or a punch with the left hand).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: southpaw