Definition of righty in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈrīdē/

noun (plural righties)

North American informal
1A right-handed person.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


With the right hand or as customary for a right-handed person: he bats righty
More example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: right·y

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.