all righty

adverb
variants: or alrighty play \¦ȯl-ˈrī-tē\

Definition of all righty

US, informal
: 1all right 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 HazlickMSNBC.com9 Feb. 2006

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Origin and Etymology of all righty

1all right + -y (perhaps from reanalysis of4-y as a diminutive or attenuating suffix)


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