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A comical way of writing "am I right," an interjection used to foster agreement or stimulate further conversation. He's a fool, amirite? This hotel was a fabulous choice, amirite?

rite of passage

An event or activity often performed or experienced as part of passing from one stage of life to another. Bar Mitzvah celebrations are a rite of passage as Jewish boys become men. Getting lost while trying to find their classrooms is kind of a rite of passage for freshmen at this school.
See also: of, passage, rite

a rite of passage

an activity or ceremony that shows that someone has reached an important new stage in their life, especially the start of their adult life There's an element of danger to most adolescent rites of passage, whether they be driving, sex, alcohol or drugs.
See also: of, passage, rite