Back from Italy with some new words that I learned! The first comes from my friend Vito in Palermo who taught me the word mancìno, which means left-handed.
It can be used as both a noun and adjective to refer to a left-handed person or to describe someone who is left-handed.
It can also be used to describe soccer (football) players who kick with or play on their left side (left-footed).
The opposite is destrimano (destrimana, destrimani, destrimane), which means right-handed.
An interesting point to remember as well: there is a brand of pasta "Mancini," and their fusili all have left-hand threads.