straitlaced


strait·laced

adjective \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\

: very proper in manners, morals, or opinion

Full Definition of STRAITLACED

1
:  excessively strict in manners, morals, or opinion
2
:  wearing or having a bodice or stays tightly laced
strait·laced·ly \-ˈlā-səd-lē, -ˈlāst-lē\ adverb
strait·laced·ness \-ˈlās(t)-nəs, -ˈlā-səd-nəs\ noun

Variants of STRAITLACED

strait·laced or straight·laced \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\

Examples of STRAITLACED

  1. <a very straitlaced old lady who believed that cleavage was something that should be shown by rock crystals, not respectable women>

First Known Use of STRAITLACED

1554

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