\ ˈrī-tē How to pronounce righty (audio) \
plural righties

Definition of righty

Examples of righty in a Sentence

Our starting pitcher is a righty.
Recent Examples on the Web The 24-year-old righty was as cold as an early April afternoon at Progressive Field in his first 11 appearances, piling up walks and struggling to get through innings and work deep into games. Joe Noga, cleveland, 15 Nov. 2021 The 37-year-old righty, the winning pitcher for the Astros in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, will be replaced on the roster. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 27 Oct. 2021 The 6-foot-2, 190-pound righty was considered the highest upside pitcher in the draft because of his wicked slider and 99 mph four-seam fastball. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 25 July 2021 The 25-year-old righty from Missouri shut down the Rays from the second through the sixth. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 Having survived the entire season on the roster as a Rule 5 pick, Cleveland now has the 25-year-old righty under team control for another five seasons. Joe Noga, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 After giving up a double that threatened to spoil Severino’s feel-good moment, the righty got Kiner-Falefa on his best breaking pitch in nearly two full years for an ovation-inducing strikeout. Matthew Roberson, courant.com, 22 Sep. 2021 The 24-year-old righty was 11-8 with a 3.30 ERA this season. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 10 Oct. 2021 The 6-foot-2 righty uses a changeup and a curveball, too. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of righty

1949, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Righty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/righty. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of righty


\ ˈrī-tē How to pronounce righty (audio) \
plural righties

Kids Definition of righty

: a right-handed person


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