Meaning of righty in English:


Pronunciation /?r??ti/

nounplural noun righties

informal North American
  • 1A right-handed person.

    • ‘righties can't see first base as well as left-handers’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Since I'm left handed and she's a righty, we share a pair as we find it's easier to wear one glove when removing leaves.’
    • ‘It was a little difficult because he was a lefty and I was a righty but we had managed before and we did this time.’
    • ‘We left-handers are considered more creative than them righties.’
    • ‘It is thought that this is because right-handed people are not used to facing lefties because there are fewer of them, while left-handed people play against righties most of the time.’
    • ‘Another result concerning handedness of the progeny of discordant monozygotic twins suggests that lefties are one gene apart from righties.’
    • ‘You have to know your opponent: whether he's a righty or a lefty, whether he throws straight punches, or if he's a guy that holds on.’
    • ‘You'll be able to isolate which pitchers do best with three, four or five or more days rest; how they do against lefties or righties and which tend to perform best before or after the All Star Game break for example.’
    • ‘These clever machines can be set for backhand, forehand, approach and volleys - for lefties or righties - and they exist only at two places in the country.’
    • ‘The tournament was broken down into weight classes for men and women, as well as for righties and lefties.’
  • 2A person who supports or is involved in right-wing politics.

    • ‘for a long generation, ‘security’ connoted national defence and was a hot-button word for righties’
    • ‘However to all you righties out there this is just a start to how we attack this issue.’
    • ‘I'm a lefty and I've had enough of the righties.’
    • ‘That's how the free market us righties are all so keen on works.’
    • ‘I'm quite a righty when it comes to economics, but consider myself quite centrist on social policy.’
    • ‘Lefties think the paper is right-wing and righties think the paper is left-leaning.’
    • ‘Though there were several righties in the school, she was a total ex-hippie.’
    • ‘The righties would be left with the impression that he actually won the election.’