Definitions

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  • n. Someone who does not know how to have fun, or who is so worried about insignificant things as to ruin any fun that anyone around them may be having.
  • n. Someone who is stingy, or who is tight with money.

Etymologies

tight +‎ ass (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not to be a tightass about it, but I think that my korean friends would privately get uptight about their alphabet being called “chinese characters,” the same way Italians would get uptight if you called their language “Mexican.”

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  • I suppose it's too much to ask from a pompous, arrogant, and self-promoting tightass like Mr. Gingrich, but one of the many saving graces of America is that it is a diverse nation with a lot of different cultures, ideals, and belief systems.

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  • Sarah Palin is a dangerous theocrat who would be a great VP for all of us if we were all born-again Christians with tightass reading tastes.

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  • I occasionally get emails about my religious essays, telling me what a tightass I am and how I must be repressed and hate sex.

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  • With all the gringos down here for the winter with their tightass wives, it should of done good.

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  • Actually, it affirms the need for these ignorant tightass busybodies to get their minds off sex and start thinking about ensuring that everybody in this country has the same rights as everybody else.

    Another Step Towards Equality

  • As a privileged white guy with mostly white friends and colleagues it rings a little false to say that I am those people, but sometimes I feel more comfortable with them than I do with all the tightass doctors and faculty at the University.

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  • Why must you insist on being such a control-freak tightass?

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  • Slavko Czernyk hunkers down tonight in this old clawfoot bathtub because his tightass landlord still hasn't turned on the heat and this is the only way to get warm.

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  • But in terms of valid curriculum relevance and the advancement of knowledge and wisdom, it's bullshit, and the educational system in this country is in deep enough trouble without having to add the additional burden of proving once again that the Earth is round and that Galileo was framed by a bunch of ignorant tightass prelates.

    August 2005

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