Definition of righty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪti/

noun (plural righties)

North American informal
1A right-handed person: righties can’t see first base as well as left-handers
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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 person who supports or is involved in right-wing politics: for a long generation, ‘securityconnoted national defense and was a hot-button word for righties
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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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