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Re: Right-ho

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 01, 2008 at 06:04:

In Reply to: Right-ho posted by Elizabeth Dollarhide on February 26, 2008 at 20:40:

: Origin/meaning of right-ho?

It's a more emphatic version of "Right!" used as a response expressive of agreement, acquiescence or compliance. There is more than one version and more than one spelling. You may spell it "righto," "right-ho," "righty-ho," or "right-oh," and probably a few other ways. I spell it "right-o." It appears to have made its first appearance in the late 19th century, according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, s.v. "righto."
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