all righty

variants: or alrighty \ ¦ȯl-​ˈrī-​tē How to pronounce alrighty (audio) \

Definition of all righty

US, informal
: all right entry 1 sense 2 usually used as an interjection All righty now, let's get started! Well, alrighty then. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. often used in a joking or ironic way The flame derives from Greek mythology. According to myth, Prometheus stole sacred fire from the gods and brought it to Earth. The mythic flame has become a symbol of human reason, freedom and creativity. All righty, then.— Denise Hazlick,, 9 Feb. 2006

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First Known Use of all righty

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for all righty

all right entry 1 + -y (perhaps from reanalysis of -y entry 4 as a diminutive or attenuating suffix)

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“All righty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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