straight shooter

noun

Definition of straight shooter

:a thoroughly upright straightforward person

Examples of straight shooter in a Sentence

  1. He's a straight shooter who says what he thinks.

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First Known Use of straight shooter

1928


STRAIGHT SHOOTER Defined for English Language Learners

straight shooter

noun

Definition of straight shooter for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is very honest


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