Definition of righty in English:


Syllabification: right·y
Pronunciation: /ˈrītē

noun (plural righties)

North American informal
  • 1A right-handed person.
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    • The May Medal is to be played on Saturday week with Lefties versus righties.
    • Or, are you a righty who wishes he had been born a lefty?
    • I'm a righty, so I lead with that side of my body, thus my right side is a little bit larger than my left side.
  • 2A rightist.
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    • And for the gun maniacs out there, I am neither a lefty nor a righty, nor do I belong to any political party or affiliation.
    • Allow only lefties to review books by other lefties, as righties are too opposed to their views to give them a fair hearing?
    • However, there is a fundamental difference in the philosophies of lefties and righties that makes righties more tolerant of corporate corruption.


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  • With the right hand or as customary for a right-handed person: he bats righty
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    • He also would bowl the first ball right-handed and challenge himself to pick up the spare left-handed, then starting lefty and finishing righty.
    • What I always tell lefties is if you can possibly play righty do so.

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