Origin of all right
Definition for allright (2 of 2)
Origin of all-right
Examples from the Web for allright
"That is allright," she said, with one of the few slips she made in English, running the last two words into one.A Widow's Tale and Other Stories|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
The hut of Allright attacked by them; plundered of every thing it had in it.
"I will put it allright to-morrow, Sir," said my distressed employ.
British Dictionary definitions for allright
adjective (postpositive except in slang use)
- acceptablean all-right book
- reliablean all-right guy
Word Origin and History for allright
Idioms and Phrases with allright
Completely correct, as in You have a perfect score—your answers are all right. (It could just as well be put as “all your answers are right.”)
In proper or working order, in a satisfactory way, as in The engine is running all right now. [Late 1800s] Also see turn out all right.
In good health, as in John had the flu, but he's all right now. [Early 1900s]
Not injured, safe, as in It was just a minor accident and everyone is all right. [Early 1900s]
Very well, yes, as in Do you want to leave now?—All right, or All right, we'll stay home. [First half of 1800s] Also see all right with you.
Certainly, without a doubt, as in It's late all right, but it will probably come today. [Mid-1800s]
Hurrah! Good for you, as in All right! your team has done it again! [Slang; mid-1900s]
Also, all-right. Good, satisfactory. For example, This restaurant is all right, or Harry is an all-right guy. [Slang; mid-1900s]