straight-up

1 of 2

adjective (1)

1
: erect, upright, perpendicular
lilies nodding from tall straight-up stalks
2
: timed exactly : being or ending at precisely the time stated or desired
straight-up noon

straight up

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adjective (2)

1
: served without ice : not on the rocks
specifically : mixed with ice before being strained
a martini straight up
2

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

from the phrase straight up, from straight entry 1 + up

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“Straight-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight-up. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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