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 straightest
When I did it, a number of others joined me, since I was sort of the straightest guy in a fairly wild group.Roger Corman: My Nine Most Memorable Films, From ‘The Trip’ to ‘Battle Beyond the Stars’|Roger Corman|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
An anxious, longing desire hurried my steps down the straightest path.Peter Schlemihl|Adelbert von Chamisso
Plainest words, straightest measures, befitted the present state of things.Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Jack as a little fellow was the straightest lad I ever knew.Mrs. Darrell|Foxcroft Davis
British Dictionary definitions for straightest
- 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 straightest
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