Meaning of strait-laced

strait-laced

Pronunciation: (strāt'lāst'), [key]
— adj.
  1. excessively strict in conduct or morality; puritanical; prudish: strait-laced censors.
  2. tightly laced, as a bodice.
  3. wearing tightly laced garments.
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