righty

noun

plural righties

Example Sentences

Our starting pitcher is a righty.
Recent Examples on the Web The 24-year-old righty isn't exactly in danger of exiting the organization anytime soon. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 6 Feb. 2023 Durability concerns are at least somewhat mitigated by the fact the 32-year-old righty made an American League-high 32 starts in 2021 and was selected to the All-Star Game that season. John Perrotto, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 The 27-year-old righty won his last three regular-season starts with a 3.18 ERA but hadn't pitched since Oct. 5. Mike Fitzpatrick, ajc, 19 Oct. 2022 The veteran righty has pitched 11 seasons in the big leagues. Dallas News, 28 Dec. 2022 Miami receives minor league righty Franklin Sanchez and a player to be named or cash. Mike Fitzpatrick, ajc, 19 Nov. 2022 The young righty has been excellent this month and is still in line to progress as the season rounds out. Doug Ziefel, Chicago Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 Last season, the 26-year-old righty was 0-7 for Baltimore. David Ginsburg, Chron, 23 Sep. 2022 Unlike his first faulty World Series start, the Phillies’ bats couldn’t bail out the righty and rally for a win. Dan Gelston, ajc, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'righty.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of righty was in 1949

Dictionary Entries Near righty

Cite this Entry

“Righty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/righty. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


What Did You Just Call Me?

  • brown chihuahua sitting on the floor with squinting eyes looking at the camera
  • Before we went to her house, Hannah told us her aunt was a flibbertigibbet.
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY