Definition of tight-ass in English:


Syllabification: tight-ass
Pronunciation: /ˈtīdas/
(British tight-arse)


1An inhibited, repressed, or excessively conventional person: a well-worn Hollywood theme—repressed tight-ass reformed by intrusion of uncouth slob you are the most buttoned-up tight-arse that I have ever met
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  • You need to get a sense of humour and stop being a tight-arse!
  • Some people are total tight-asses with no sense of humor whatsoever.
  • I realize that calling people out for not using the serial comma is probably an easier way of communicating clearly that you're a boring, stuffy tight-ass with a surfeit of free time.
2A person who spends as little money as possible; a miser: when it comes to money, I’m a tight-ass who is at pains to avoid looking like one he’s a notorious tight-arse and is always very hesitant about coughing up for anything
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  • We all know about your obsession with expenses and particularly how to avoid them, you tight-ass.
  • This is a place that I guess you could best describe as somewhere you'd stay if you're a tight-arse but not if you want somewhere, well, nice.
  • My friend went on a first date with this tight-arse bloke and he insisted on her buying all the drinks.

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