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straight white male
straight white male

1straight \'stra^-t\ adj
[ME streght, straight, fr. pp. of strecchen to stretch -- more at STRETCH]
1a: free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities [straight hair]
[straight timber] [a straight stream]
1b: generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation [a straight line] [the straight segment of a curve]
2a: lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method [a straight thinker]
2b: CANDID, FRANK [gave me a straight answer]
2c: coming directly from a trustworthy source [a straight tip on the horses]
2d (1): having the elements in an order [the straight sequence of events]
2d (2): CONSECUTIVE [12 straight days]
2e: having the cylinders arranged in a single straight line [a straight 8cylinder engine]
2f: PLUMB, VERTICAL [the picture isn't quite straight]
3a: exhibiting honesty and fairness [straight dealing]
3b: properly ordered or arranged [set the kitchen straight] [set us straight on that issue]; also: CORRECT [get the facts straight]
3c: free from extraneous matter: UNMIXED [straight gin]
3d: marked by no exceptions or deviations in support of a principle or party [a straight Republican] [votes a straight Democratic ticket]
3e: having a fixed price for each regardless of the number sold [cigars 20 cents straight]
3f: not deviating from the general norm or prescribed pattern [wrote straight biography with no fictional passages]
3g (1): exhibiting no deviation from what is established or accepted as usual, normal, or proper: CONVENTIONAL; also: SQUARE 5f
3g (2): not using or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
4: being the only form of remuneration [a salesman on straight commission]
-- straight-ish \-ish\ adj
-- straight-ly adv
-- straight-ness n

2straight adv
:in a straight manner

3straight vt, chiefly Scot

4straight n
1: something that is straight: as
1a: a straight line or arrangement
1c: a true or honest report or course
2a: a sequence (as of shots, strokes, or moves) resulting in a perfect score in a game or contest
2b: first place at the finish of a horse race: WIN
3: a poker hand containing five cards in sequence but not of the same suit -- see POKER illustration
4: a person who adheres to conventional attitudes and mores