adjective; derivation
OK, all right.
The source word, “alright”, is more like a reaction word (interjection) and is, in turn, derived from a phrase “all right” - blending but without any phonetic changes. The word “alrighty” though acts as an adjective (the suffix confirms it, similar to words “easy”, “lucky” etc.).
Etymology : This word is derived with a suffix “-y”, which makes it similar to other derivations and neologisms with informal connotations, like “okey dokey”.
Source : “That’s alrighty” (as a response) - an aquaitance, 9/23/2019.
Last modified: 6 December 2019