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.
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Idioms for straight
Origin of straight
OTHER WORDS FROM straight
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH straightstraight strait
Words nearby straight
Example sentences from the Web for straighter
Three-minute-per-day vibrations claim to shape the nose into a straighter, higher version of the shnoz you currently have.DIY Plastic Surgery: Can You Change Your Face Without Going Under the Knife?|Nina Strochlic|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His bassy, back-of-the-throat syllables are straighter and sexier; his yowls are more pointed and pained.
The “new” Abe has a smoother face with a straighter collar, a neater necktie and a shorter neck.
When buddy acts have split up in the past, it is rare that show biz finds much of a place for the straighter partner.
Tell me when it starts to burn,” she said casually before adding that, “The longer it stays in the straighter it will be.
The head is not larger than that of the workers; but the tongue is shorter and more slender, with straighter maxill.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)|William Kirby
An' a old un wouldn't ha' sat any straighter when he were up.
I have had a beautiful new toboggin made for you, and I am sure it will run faster and straighter than any in the fort.The Trapper's Son|W.H.G. Kingston
I think “blackmailing” is the straighter English—but any dirty old phrase will do.The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
The wagons are going miles and miles around so as to escape the rough places of the straighter trail.Ruth Fielding In the Saddle|Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for straighter
- 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 straighter
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