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Tight (

adjective metaphor; other word formation type
a descriptive word usually used when someone is very angry or irritated
 
This term originates from the Northeast of the United States, specifically, New York. It is usually said among African American groups and is a term said with emphasis on the beginning consonant and the end consonant. It is not a very new word as it has been around since before the 2000s.
Etymology : The original definition of the word tight comes from the Middle English word thight. Tight as an adjective means “fitting closely” or “close and compact”. Tight has definitely gone through some semantic change in the urban community. At one point, tight could also mean cool. In the past decade, tight has now come to mean “annoyed or irritated” .
Source : “Sis, is really getting me tight”. Conversation with friend. 12/1/2019.
Last modified: 12 December 2019


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