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Definition of straight-edge


  • non drug user.
    I can't break my edge.

    Last edited on May 19 2011. Submitted by Tinaya from CA, USA on May 07 2002.


  • not consuming alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana and other illegal drugs; and also not engaging in premarital sex.

    A way of life developed by the punk-hardcore band named Minor Threat. The term was coined in 1980 by Ian McKaye, who wrote a song called "Straight-Edge."
    Those kids are straight-edge.

    Last edited on Jun 09 2014. Submitted by Ben A. from Chicopee, MA, USA on Jun 30 1998.

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Definitions include: to be truthful.
Definitions include: a phrase indicating approval, excitement, or support; "right on".
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Definitions include: to have sexual intercourse. also simply "lace"
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