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What is a straight-laced person called?
(ˈstreitˈleist) adjective. 1. excessively strict in conduct or morality; puritanical; prudish.
Where does the expression straight-laced come from?
adjective: Excessively strict, rigid, old-fashioned, or prudish. ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English streit (narrow), from Old French estreit, from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere (to bind, draw tight) + laqueus (noose). Earliest documented use: 1630.
Is it straight-laced or strait-laced?
What does straight-laced corset mean?
This term comes from a women’s clothing item: a bodice. Women wear this garment on the upper body, and it is similar to a vest. People fasten it with ties or laces. A woman with a strait-laced bodice has the bodice laced tightly.
What does laced mean in texting?
What part of speech is straight laced?
What does R and R stand for?
How do you use straitlaced in a sentence?
- The pastor came from a very straitlaced Christian family.
- Because she was straitlaced, she wanted to marry a man who held the same value system.
- Everyone at the church benefit were straitlaced, wealthy community members. …
- Moving to the city was eye-opening for the straitlaced country girl.
What is the meaning of the idiom all Greek to me?
What is the definition of stick in the mud?
: one who is slow, old-fashioned, or unprogressive especially : an old fogy.
What Scimitar means?
: a saber having a curved blade with the edge on the convex side and used chiefly by Arabs and Turks.
What is the meaning of pecksniffian?
: unctuously hypocritical : pharisaical.
Do corsets crush your organs?
Through wearing a waist trainer, also known as a waist cincher, that is uncomfortably tighter than it should be, specifically a steel-boned corset, over a prolonged period of time, your organs can actually move permanently and result in permanent internal damage.
Is wearing a corset harmful?
When was tight lacing popular?
What does word mean in slang?
What does pushing p mean in slang?
What does one mean in slang?
What is another word for Goody Two Shoes?
What is Goody-Goody mean?
: affectedly or ingratiatingly good or proper.