Alright etymology


English word alright comes from English right, English all

Etymology of alright

Detailed word origin of alright

Dictionary entry Language Definition
right English (en) (British, US, dialect) Very, extremely, quite.. (dated, still used in some titles) To a great extent or degree.. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.. Exactly, precisely.. Immediately, directly.. In a correct manner.. On the right side.. Towards the right side. I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.. Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or [...]
all English (en) (obsolete) Any.. Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable).. Only; alone; nothing but.. Throughout the whole of (a stated period of time; generally used with units of a day or longer). (dialect, Pennsylvania) All gone; dead. Everyone.. Everything. (obsolete) although (countable) The totality [...]
alright English (en) (UK, informal) A generic greeting; hello; how are you.. (informal) Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance; OK Satisfactory; okay; in acceptable order.

Words with the same origin as alright

Descendants of right