straitlaced

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adjective strait·laced \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\
variants: or

straightlaced

Definition of straitlaced

  1. 1 :  excessively strict in manners, morals, or opinion

  2. 2 :  wearing or having a bodice or stays tightly laced

straitlacedly

play \-ˈlā-səd-lē, -ˈlāst-lē\ adverb

straitlacedness

play \-ˈlās(t)-nəs, -ˈlā-səd-nəs\ noun

1554

First Known Use of straitlaced

1554


STRAITLACED Defined for English Language Learners

straitlaced

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adjective strait·laced \ˈstrāt-ˈlāst\

Definition of straitlaced for English Language Learners

  • : very proper in manners, morals, or opinion



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