straight

[ streyt ]
/ streɪt /

adjective, straight·er, straight·est.

adverb

noun

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Idioms for straight

Origin of straight

1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English; orig. past participle of strecchen to stretch; (adv. and noun) Middle English, derivative of the adj.

OTHER WORDS FROM straight

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH straight

straight strait

Definition for straight out (2 of 2)

straight-out
[ streyt-out ]
/ ˈstreɪtˈaʊt /

adjective Informal.

thoroughgoing: a straight-out Democrat.
frank; aboveboard.

Origin of straight-out

1830–40, Americanism; from phrase straight out
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British Dictionary definitions for straight out (1 of 2)

straight-out

adjective informal

complete; thoroughgoing
frank or honest

British Dictionary definitions for straight out (2 of 2)

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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Idioms and Phrases with straight out (1 of 2)

straight out

see right out.

Idioms and Phrases with straight out (2 of 2)

straight

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