Definition of right exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//raɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪt//
    (British English, informal)
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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.’ ‘I'll have a whisky and soda.’ ‘Right you are, sir.’
  2. 2used to get somebody’s attention to say that you are ready to do something, or to tell them to do something Right! Let's get going.
  3. 3used to check that somebody agrees with you or has understood you So that's twenty of each sort, right? And I didn't think any more of it, right, but Mum says I should see a doctor.
  4. 4(ironic) used to say that you do not believe somebody or that you disagree with them ‘I won't be late tonight.’ ‘Yeah, right.’
  5. Word OriginOld English riht (adjective and noun), rihtan (verb), rihte (adverb), of Germanic origin; related to Latin rectus ‘ruled’, from an Indo-European root denoting movement in a straight line.
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