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righto

[rahyt-oh, rahyt-oh; rahy-toh, -toh]
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interjection Chiefly British.
  1. (used to express understanding or assent).

Origin of righto

First recorded in 1895–1900; right + -o
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Examples from the Web for righto

Historical Examples

  • "Righto," Beamish answered shortly, and the conversation ended.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

  • The other two looked at him and at each other, and the boy said, "Righto."

    Harding's luck

    E. [Edith] Nesbit

  • "Righto," answered Harry, and laughed to think how well he said it.

    The Whirligig of Time

    Wayland Wells Williams

  • "Righto, and thanks," came Baker's voice, and then a splash.

    The Image and the Likeness

    John Scott Campbell

  • He jabbed it at an ashtray, bobbed his head in a convulsive movement, said, "Righto!"

    The Very Black

    Dean Evans


British Dictionary definitions for righto

righto

right oh

sentence substitute
  1. British informal an expression of agreement or compliance
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