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South African slang, refers to a young person.
My grandson is just a lightie.
We dont sell alcohol to lighties.
by Smarties June 24, 2005
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(South African slang. Used primarily in boys' school contexts.)

A high school underclassman; young boy or young teenager. Slightly pejorative, but not meanspirited.
Now that that ouk is a prefect, he can tune all the lighties.

Translation: Now that that guy is a school prefect (upperclassman) he can direct, scold and order about the younger boys (lower classman).

Yesterday we caught the rugby game... it was all the lighties playing.
by david lincoln brooks November 15, 2010
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