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[rahyt-oh, rahyt-oh; rahy-toh, -toh] /ˈraɪtˌoʊ, ˈraɪtˈoʊ; ˈraɪˌtoʊ, -ˈtoʊ/
interjection, Chiefly British.
(used to express understanding or assent).
Origin of righto
First recorded in 1895-1900; right + -o Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for righto
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  • "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
  • As my father'd say-you're killing the goose that lays the golden egg, all righto.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • "righto," agreed Frank, also gazing at the handsome Jack admiringly.

  • righto, glad to have your company, but we're not speed merchants like I guess you are with that 'oss there.

  • righto,” said Bob, climbing out to the fuselage, behind the slowly revolving propeller.

  • "righto," agreed the latter, holding up his finger for inspection, and keeping his eyes on Linda.

British Dictionary definitions for righto


sentence substitute
(Brit, informal) an expression of agreement or compliance
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