all righty


variants or alrighty
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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all righty was in 1877

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“All righty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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