A popular lifestyle among teens in which they choose to abide by the law, and veer away from illegal substances and promiscuous sexual intercourse. For some unknown reason, they found it necessary to call themselves "straight edge" or "SxE."
Me: Dude you wanna hit this blunt?
SxE idiot: NO way dude! I don't think we can be friends anymore dude. I totally thought you were sxe. *with hand motions* I'm above drugs, you should be too!
Me: *smokes blunt*
SxE idiot: *continues blabbering aimless about his so called "straight edge" life style*
by Michael Larson February 24, 2008
no drugs, no sex, no fun.
Amber: Do you wanna have sex, and do drugs and it will be fun?

Taylor: No thanks im straight edge! sXe
by allison walden November 30, 2007
The label to the pledge of being clean and self-respectful. Often linked to Hard Line, the pledge is to stay drug and alcohol free. Others also choose to stay casual sex free, but that is part of the hard line life style. The three xs are like strikes... but in truth, one strike and you're out. Edge is a lifestyle not a real label. You dont have to announce it to the whole world.
"Hey man! Wanna pitch in on the weed?"
"I'm straight edge bro. I dont do stuff like that."
by Joey Hollywood May 08, 2007
A lifestlye, A movement, A promise.
Straight Edge was originally started By Ian McAye and the band Minor Threat in 1981. Being Straight edge is keeping yourself pure and not polluting your body with Alchohol, Drugs, and other Substances. Some Straight Edge followers do not eat meat or dairy, some do not ingest caffine, or even sugar. The Mark of Straight edge is three X's (X X X) sometimes abreviated sXe, Straight Edge followers typically wear two X's on the backs of their hands at hardcore shows, or sometimes everyday, Bouncers back in the day would mark underaged concergoers so bartenders would know not to serve them alchoholic beverages, so the Straight Edge followers took that symbol and made it into their mark. Many Followers belive that the three X's stand for: No Alchohol, No Drugs, No Sex (permiscious sex), but some think it stands for Body, Mind, and Soul.
Straight Edge is the only way I can live, and I will hold true forever. XXX
by 1337 Fork February 13, 2006
It's about keeping it pure, staying true to yourself, and respecting your body. No drugs, no alcohol, no promiscuous sex. The issue of sex has become skewed and you may find people that call themselves straight edge and still have promiscuous sex. I personally have never heard of someone breaking edge because they had sex with some one. Although that does not mean I don't consider promiscuous sex part of being straight edge.That's another issue.

Straight Edge originated with the band Minor Threat. Minor Threat was formed in D.C. in 1980. Ian McKaye, vocals, wrote "I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't fuck, at least I can fuckin think," In the song Out of Step which was released in early 1981 on their EP, In My Eyes. This was later coined as straight edge with a song entitled Straight Edge on Minor Threat's next self titled EP later in 1981. The term caught on throughout the D.C. punk/hardcore scene and also spread throughout Boston.

Straight Edge is often abbreviated as sXe. The "X" became associated with Straight Edge because of a loop hole in laws of Washington D.C. at the time. The legal drinking age at the time was 18. Most shows were booked in clubs and bars and this posed a problem for most of the kids going to shows as they were minors. Another law in Washington at the time was that all bars must also serve food. Therefore there was no such thing as a bar in D.C. in 1980, there were only restaurants. Kids worked with bouncers and said they would put X's on their hands to symbolize that they were minors and could not drink. This eventually evolved into a symbol of Straight Edge and kids began to X up even when shows were not at bars.


Straight edge bands new and old: Minor Threat, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Slapshot, Earth Crisis, Judge, Side By Side, Bold, Carry On, Chain of Strength, Champion, Ten Yard Fight, With Honor, Down To Nothing, Stand and Fight, xLooking Forwardx, BANE, Casey Jones, In My Eyes, Floorpunch, Comeback Kid, Strife, Mouthpiece, Underdog, Death Before Dishonor, Embrace Today, The Promise, Good Clean Fun, I Hate You, Youth Brigade and many more.
by xJHUNTx December 07, 2005
Please see Square Edge
"Just because I'm straight edge doesn't mean I don't have fun"
by SQED February 14, 2005
The rejection of:

4)Promiscus sex
I'm straight edge, but I don't wear the X on my hand that much.
by AutisticPsycho November 16, 2004

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