Strait-laced meaning

strāt'lāst'
Excessively strict in behavior, morality, or opinions.
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Having or wearing a tightly laced garment.
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Narrowly strict or severe in behavior or moral views.
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Alternative spelling of strait-laced.
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Alternative spelling of straight-laced.
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Bound with stays.
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Origin of strait-laced

  • strait tightly (obsolete) -laced (from lace)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition