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a common greeting used by British. Usually used in conjunction with the word "-mate" e.g.
Bhan: "Alright Mate"
Chod: "Alright"
by ak47 February 25, 2004

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An alternate spelling of all right.

Although sometimes considered improper English, it is a completely logical contraction. The words altogether and already 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.
by DrIdiot September 22, 2005

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A contraction of "All right": a (usually friendly) British 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
3. Alright
4. You alright?
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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!"
by Kevin (gawanagan) Lam May 19, 2005

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sarcastic agreeing to a douche, it is cominly used in situations such as...

ferjoe says "martin your such a douche"
martin replys "alright..."
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Exclam. Hello. A greeting. No answer is expected to what is inherently a question. Northern dialect has created the phonetic corruption awreet.
"Alright there Bob!"
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Passable but not exceptional, often applied to the attractiveness of an individual.
Was she hot?

Nah, she's alright.
by Odiumjunkie February 27, 2005

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