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Definition of uptight



  • In the 60s, "uptight" meant "great," "fantastic," "excellent." This usage was popular among African Americans, particularly musicians. Refer to Stevie Wonder's "Baby, Everything is Alright, Uptight, Out of Sight."

    Last edited on Oct 02 2015. Submitted by Pete W on Oct 02 2015.

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