tightass


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tightass

(ˈtaɪtˌæs)
n
1. US an inhibited or excessively self-controlled person
ˈtightˌassed adj
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tightass

n (US inf: = inhibited person) → verklemmter Typ; he’s a tightasser ist total verklemmt or unentspannt inf
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42) Peter Biskind "Sexual politics in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot: Tightass and cocksucker," Jump Cut, 4 (1974): 5-6
Sometimes is not big deal to scare Esther, she maybe kind of a little how you say tightass.