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. 2used to check that someone agrees with you or has understood you There were twenty of them, right?
  3. 3used 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