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righty

[rahy-tee] /ˈraɪ ti/
noun, plural righties.
1.
a right-handed person; right-hander:
She's a righty.
adverb
2.
with the right hand; right-handed:
to sketch righty.
adjective
3.
right-handed:
a righty pitcher.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; right + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for righty

righty

/ˈraɪtɪ/
noun (informal) (pl) riɡhties
1.
a riɡht-winger
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) a riɡht-handed person
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Word Origin and History for righty
n.

"right-handed person," 1949, from right (adj.2) + -y (3).

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Slang definitions & phrases for righty

righty

noun

A right-handed person, esp a baseball player; northpaw (1940s+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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