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uptight (adj.)

"tense," slang, 1934, from up- + tight (adj.). Meaning "straight-laced" first recorded 1969. It was used in a sense of "excellent" in jazz slang c. 1962.

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Definitions of uptight

uptight (adj.)
being in a tense state;
Synonyms: edgy / high-strung / highly strung / jittery / jumpy / nervy / overstrung / restive
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