Strait-laced Definition

strātlāst
straitlaced
adjective
Tightly laced, as a corset.
Webster's New World
Wearing tightly laced garments.
Webster's New World
Narrowly strict or severe in behavior or moral views.
Webster's New World

Alternative spelling of strait-laced.

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Alternative spelling of straight-laced.

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Origin of Strait-laced

  • strait tightly (obsolete) -laced (from lace)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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