Aight (5)

interjection; clipping
OK, all right.
This word did not significantly alter its function as an expression word (“all right” functioned the same).
Etymology : It underwent a severe phonetic change, during which the pronunciation was simplified. Consequently, this affected the spelling as well: “all right” - “alright” - [ɔːlˈɹaɪt] - [ɒwˈɹaɪt] - [aɪt]. As a result, only the stressed diphthong has remained.
Source : “It’s in our room. - Aight” - an acquaintance, 10/6/2019.
Last modified: 7 December 2019