a common greeting used by British. Usually used in conjunction with the word "-mate" e.g.
Bhan: "Alright Mate"
An alternate spelling of all right
Although sometimes considered improper English, it is a completely logical contraction. The words altogether
are similar contractions that are widely accepted.
Alright isn't a word for retards. It'll be a real English word in dictionaries a few years down the road.
People that criticize the use of the word "alright" are probably guilty of scores of grammatical errors anyway, like everyone who speaks the English language.
A contraction of "All right": a (usually friendly
informal greeting, not always accompanied by the word "mate
". It can be used (and this is not an exhaustive list) on its own, followed by the word "mate
", or followed by a name: this latter usage is usually more friendly than the others, as it implies that you know that person well enough to use their first name in a cheerful and informal greeting.
It can also be used when questioning the wellbeing of another. However, this will almost always be preceeded by a word denoting that it is a question, e.g. "you
N.B. If someone passes you and says "Alright", do not respond "Yes". There are a number of accepted responses, such as a simple "Alright", often followed by the person in question's name, the phrase normally spoken in a more assertive tone, as it is a response, not a question.
1. Alright mate
2. Alright Alex
4. You alright?
Alternate, simplified version of "all right." Often used in place of "okay" or "fine." Used almost exclusively in email, chat, video games and subtitled movies and anime by folks who slept through English.
1. "No self-respecting editor would allow 'alright' to be used in a novel, nor any English teacher would allow it in an essay, but when it comes to popular culture, I guess it's all right."
2. Akane: "Ranma, are you alright?"
1. used to indicate a positive occurrence
2. used to enhance the word "okay"
3. another form of "okay"
person 1: "okay..."
person 2: "alright!"
sarcastic agreeing to a douche, it is cominly used in situations such as...
ferjoe says "martin your such a douche"
martin replys "alright..."
Instead of saying "hello" or "hi" anymore, some socially hip people decided to use "Alright?"accompanied by the famous 'sup?' nod as a way of communicating to lesser mortals.
Some people think that when someone says "Alright?" to them, they should respond with how they are. Do not do this. You will be exposed as an uneducated idiot,
Samantha, while listening to some band I've never heard of and reading the works of Ismail Kadare and drinking Starbucks: "Alright?"
Me: Um, I'm fine thanks.
Me: *dies in a hole all alone with no friends*