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1. Very decent, honest, and upright. Sometimes hyphenated when used before a noun. Sarah's new boyfriend seems pretty straight up—I like him! She's one of the few straight-up financial advisors left in this town.
2. Of liquor, served without ice or a mixer. Give me a whiskey, straight up. I can't drink alcohol straight up. At the very least I need some ice or a dash of water in it!
3. slang Legitimately or actually. Used to emphasize the action being described as unexpected and/or particularly intense or drastic. I'm telling you, she straight up screamed at me. It was insane. That dude just straight up dunked on you! My parents will straight up kill me if they find out!
4. slang Honestly; to be honest. Used in the beginning of a statement to indicate that one is being completely forthright. Straight up, man, I don't think that's a good decision.
5. slang Be honest; tell the truth. Yo, straight up, are you really an opera singer?
6. Of an egg, cooked in a pan with the yolk on top; sunny-side up. Can I get two eggs straight up with bacon and hash browns?
1. Sl. upright. A fine guy—really straight up. She is one of the most straight up brokers in town.
2. . Sl. [of a drink] served without ice; neat. I'll have a bourbon, straight up, please. No, not straight up. Just a little ice.
3. . Sl. [of eggs] cooked sunny-side up; having to do with eggs cooked with the yolks facing up. Two eggs, straight up, and a cup of coffee. I like my eggs straight up, but the white part has to be cooked solid.
Served without ice, generally said of an alcoholic drink, as in He ordered a martini straight up. Straight was first recorded with this meaning in 1874.
straight uptruthfully; honestly. informal
ˌstraight ˈup(British English, spoken, informal) used for telling somebody that what you are saying is completely true: ‘I got the best marks in the class.’ ‘Straight up?’ ‘Straight up.’
1. mod. [of someone] upright and honest. A fine guy—really straight up. She is one of the most straight up brokers in town.
2. mod. without ice; neat. I’ll have a bourbon, straight up, please.
3. mod. sunny-side up; having to do with eggs cooked with yellow yolks facing straight up. I like my eggs straight up, but the white part has to be cooked solid.
Served without ice: whiskey straight up.