Green’s Dictionary of Slang

a-ight phr.

also ai-ight, aiite, ight, iight
[elision of SE all right]

(US black/campus) all right; also as adj.

[US]Source Aug. 74: Y’ all a-ight?
[US]Mad mag. Dec. 6: Yo, Mr. C! You a hard-ass brutha, but you a’ight!
[US]T. Fontana ‘Legs’ Oz ser. 3 ep. 3 [TV script] I don’t feel like it, a’ight?
[US]College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Ight (int.) Ok; I got it.
[US]J. Ridley Everybody Smokes in Hell 132: You two jus’ wanna be gone, aiite?
[US]‘Touré’ Portable Promised Land (ms.) 157: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Ai-ight. Right on. No doubt. Step off! Stay up.
[US]Simon & Burns ‘The Target’ Wire ep. 1 [TV script] ‘Fuck motherfuckers up’ [...] ‘A-ight’.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Apr.
[US]N. McCall Them (2008) 109: Crawford aight for a white man.
[US]NY Times 12 Jan. [Internet] My faveriot [sic] slang term [...] is ‘iight [...] I think my favourite slang term is ‘aight’. It’s pretty much just another term for ‘ok’.
[US]‘Dutch’ ? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] Just go at him and clown him about me takin’ his whip. A’ight?
[US]P. Beatty Sellout (2016) 51: My favorite [book title] ‘I’m Ai’ight, You’re Ai’ight’.