straight shooter

noun

Definition of straight shooter

: a thoroughly upright straightforward person

Examples of straight shooter in a Sentence

He's a straight shooter who says what he thinks.
Recent Examples on the Web Friends like Dave Warr remember Ray as a real straight shooter. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 24 Apr. 2021 William the straight shooter, and Harry the wild child. . . . Moira Hodgson, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2021 Above all, Garland's 25 years on the D.C. Circuit established his reputation as a smart, centrist, nonideological legal thinker — a straight shooter who acted on the basis of principle and the rule of law. Star Tribune, 7 Jan. 2021 The debate will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, who has a reputation as a straight shooter. Michelle L. Price, chicagotribune.com, 29 Sep. 2020 The debate will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, who has a reputation as a straight shooter. Orlando Sentinel Staff, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2020 Those who know Van Gundy describe him as a straight shooter. Rod Walker, NOLA.com, 21 Oct. 2020 The debate will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, who has a reputation as a straight shooter. Michelle L. Price, chicagotribune.com, 29 Sep. 2020 The debate will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, who has a reputation as a straight shooter. Orlando Sentinel Staff, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of straight shooter

1928, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Straight shooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20shooter. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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straight shooter

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English Language Learners Definition of straight shooter

US, informal : a person who is very honest

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