Definitions for uptightˈʌpˈtaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•tight*ˈʌpˈtaɪt(adj.)

  1. tense, nervous, or jittery.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. stiffly conventional in manner or attitudes.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Informal..

Origin of uptight:

1960–65, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight(adj)

    being in a tense state

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. uptight(adjective)ˈʌpˈtaɪt

    having traditional, unchanging views

    Her father's a little uptight.

  2. uptightˈʌpˈtaɪt

    ≠ calm

    He was feeling a little uptight before the game.

Wiktionary

  1. uptight(Adjective)

    Excessively concerned with rules and order.

    Don't be so uptight! You won't go to jail for crossing the street against the light.

  2. uptight(Adjective)

    Sexually repressed.

    He came from a very uptight religious background, but you wouldn't know that now!

Freebase

  1. Uptight

    Up Tight is a soundtrack album by southern soul band Booker T. & the MG's for the film of the same title. The album's highlights include "Time Is Tight," a Top 10 hit single and signature song for the band, and "Johnny, I Love You", which features a rare vocal by keyboardist Booker T. Jones. Judy Clay provides vocals on "Children, Don't Get Weary." The album was recorded at Stax Records' studios by Ron Capone, produced by The MG's, and was overdubbed and mixed at Ardent Studios, by Steve Cropper and Terry Manning. The album charted at number 98 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 7 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. The song Time is Tight was covered by The Clash on their 10-inch vinyl Black Market Clash LP in 1980 and by Paul Shaffer on his 1993 double CD The World's Most Dangerous Party.

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