straight arrow


straight arrow

noun

: a person who is very honest and morally proper

Full Definition of STRAIGHT ARROW

:  a person who lives by rigidly proper or conventional standards
straight–arrow adjective

Examples of STRAIGHT ARROW

  1. He doesn't drink or smoke. He's a real straight arrow.

Origin of STRAIGHT ARROW

from the expression straight as an arrow
First Known Use: 1969

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: straightaway (adverb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: straight–arm
All Words Near: straight arrow

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up straight arrow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More