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straight

[ streyt ]
/ streɪt /
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adjective, straight·er, straight·est.
adverb
noun
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Idioms about straight

Origin of straight

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English (adjective), originally past participle of strecchen “to stretch”; see origin at stretch

OTHER WORDS FROM straight

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH straight

straight , strait
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British Dictionary definitions for straight

straight
/ (streɪt) /

adjective
adverb
noun

Derived forms of straight

straightly, adverbstraightness, noun

Word Origin for straight

C14: from the past participle of Old English streccan to stretch
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