righty

[ rahy-tee ]
/ ˈraɪ ti /
Informal.
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noun, plural right·ies.

a right-handed person; right-hander: She's a righty.

adverb

with the right hand; right-handed: to sketch righty.

adjective

right-handed: a righty pitcher.

Nearby words

  1. rights issue,
  2. rightsize,
  3. rightward,
  4. rightwardly,
  5. rightwards,
  6. rigi,
  7. rigid,
  8. rigid designator,
  9. rigid frame,
  10. rigid motion

Origin of righty

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; right + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for righty

righty

/ (ˈraɪtɪ) /

noun plural riɡhties informal

a riɡht-winger
mainly US and Canadian a riɡht-handed person
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Word Origin and History for righty

righty

n.

"right-handed person," 1949, from right (adj.2) + -y (3).

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