straight

[ streyt ]
/ streɪt /

adjective, straight·er, straight·est.

adverb

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for straight up (1 of 2)

straight up

sentence substitute

British slang honestly; truly; exactly

British Dictionary definitions for straight up (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 up (1 of 2)

straight up

Served without ice, generally said of an alcoholic drink, as in He ordered a martini straight up. Straight was first recorded with this meaning in 1874.

Idioms and Phrases with straight up (2 of 2)

straight

In addition to the idioms beginning with straight

  • straight and narrow, the
  • straight as an arrow
  • straighten out
  • straighten up
  • straight face
  • straight from the horse's mouth
  • straight from the shoulder
  • straight goods
  • straight off
  • straight out
  • straight talk
  • straight ticket
  • straight up

also see:

  • (straight) from the horse's mouth
  • get something straight
  • give it to (someone straight)
  • go straight
  • keep a straight face
  • right (straight) out
  • set straight
  • shoot straight
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