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Meaning of southpaw

south•paw

Pronunciation: (south'pô"), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—n.
  1. a person who is left-handed.
    1. a player who throws with the left hand, esp. a pitcher.
    2. Boxing.a boxer who leads with the right hand and stands with the right foot forward, using the left hand for the most powerful blows.
—adj.
  1. left-handed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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