right and left


: on both or all sides : in every direction : everywhere

Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of right and left was in 1735

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Cite this Entry

“Right and left.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20and%20left. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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