Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

rightabout

or right-a·bout

[rahyt-uh-bout]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the position assumed by turning about to the right so as to face in the opposite direction.
  2. the act of turning so as to face the opposite direction.
Show More
adverb
  1. facing or in the opposite direction: Move that chair rightabout.
Show More

Origin of rightabout

First recorded in 1690–1700; right + about
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for right about

right about

noun
  1. a turn executed through 180°
Show More
adjective, adverb
  1. in the opposite direction
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012