adjective, straight·er, straight·est.
- traditional; conventional.
- free from using narcotics.
- not engaged in crime; law-abiding; reformed.
- a heterosexual.
- a person who follows traditional or conventional mores.
- a person who is free from narcotics.
Words nearby straight
Idioms for straight
Origin of straight
SYNONYMS FOR straight
OTHER WORDS FROM straight
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH straightstraight strait
Examples from the Web for straight-up
Being there with a company of American infantry was dangerous enough; going there on your own seemed like straight-up suicide.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The straight-up fear of a world in which disco singles consistently topping the charts was the new normal.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps he is straight-up obsessed with former American Idol host Paula Abdul.Robin Thicke’s ‘Paula’ Is What You Shouldn’t Do When You Get Dumped|Andrew Romano|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is some straight-up Days of Our Lives nonsense, which is to say that it is fun to entertain, but only as pure ridiculousness.Solange Is Blue Ivy’s Mom and Other Crazy Conspiracy Theories|Kevin Fallon|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are songs that are straight-up pop records, songs that have a lot of depth, some dance, some acoustic.Backstreet's Back! The Backstreet Boys on 20 Years, New Album, BSB Cruise, and More|Marlow Stern|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The way is then easy, but interesting, and leads to a straight-up crack in a wall in front of us that has to be negotiated.Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II|W. P. Haskett Smith
He's the goods—best of company, a straight-up rider, and a first-rate puncher.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
"Pedro is a straight-up rider, but he ain't got it in him to master Teddy—no; nor no man ain't," contributed Yeager again proudly.A Daughter of the Dons|William MacLeod Raine
A straight-up rider, the kind a fellow wants when Old Man Trouble comes knocking at the door.Bucky O'Connor|William MacLeod Raine
Muldoon knew he didn't stand a chance in a straight-up fight, not with these two.Lease to Doomsday|Lee Archer
British Dictionary definitions for straight-up
- five cards that are in sequence irrespective of suit
- a hand containing such a sequence
- (as modifier)a straight flush
Derived forms of straightstraightly, adverbstraightness, noun
Word Origin for straight
Idioms and Phrases with straight-up
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
- (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