1. What does tight mean?


Tight means roughly the same thing as sick, fresh, kewl, or wicked - which is to say, cool. However, tight is most often used to describe feats of skill. For example, an expert gamer or athlete's play might be called tight.

Before tight gained its more generic meaning of "awesome" or "cool," it was used to refer to a person or group performing with complete control. If you've ever heard the phrase "running a tight ship," you're familiar with tight's original meaning. In the world of music, when an orchestra's musicians are in perfect sync with one another, their performance is also referred to as tight.

Tight still retains some of its original meaning, which is why it is typically used to describe successful feats of skill. However, tight's meaning has loosened enough that anything "cool," such as a car, article of clothing, or party, can also be called tight.


"That snowboard 720 was tight!"

Saying "that's tight" is the same as saying "that's awesome"

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2. What does tight mean?


A term that means to be close friends or have a close relationship.


"We've always been tight since we were little."

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