American English

Definition of right exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used to show that you accept a statement or an order “You may find it hurts a little at first.” “Right.” “Barry's here.” “Oh, right.”
  2. 2 used to check that someone agrees with you or has understood you There were twenty of them, right?
  3. 3 used to get someone's attention, to say that you are ready to do something, or to tell them to do something Right! Let's get going.
  4. 4 (ironic) used to say that you do not believe someone, or that you disagree with them “I won't be late tonight.” “Yeah, right.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: right