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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