Straight Edge is basically a way of life that includes no drinking, no drugs, and so casual sex. Abbreviated SxE. It is not a religion or a gang. It is a choice that someone makes. However, not everyone who doesnt drink/do drugs/have casual sex is straight edge, and not all that say they are straight edge, are straight edge. People who are SxE might put black x's on their hands. yes, you can be friends with people who do these things. There are a few types of straight edge kids.
ex.

The true SxE kid - does not drink, does not have casual sex, and does not do drugs. Also, does not go around telling everyone he meets right away that he is SxE, when the time comes to bring it up, he does tell. Does not think himself better than others becasue he does not drink or do drungs or not have sex. Does not beat people up for smoking or drinking.

Asshole SxE kid - Abides by the 3 rules of SxE, but goes around thinking he is better than everyone, puts people down for it, and basically bugs the fuck out of people.

Scene/Fashioncore SxE Kid - Wears x's on his hands all the time, and wears a bandana around his mouth and nose all the time, usually has died black hair. Most of these kids are not actually SxE, hell, most of them dont even know the true meaning or SxE but say they are to get friends/be cool/fit in. They are the SxE trend kids, and give True SxE'rs a bad name. Becasue of these kids, most kids just think being SxE is wearing black x's and bandanas around your face.

Hardliner - Super SxE kids that usually are vegan, wont take drugs even for severe pain, drink caffeine, or do anything like that. There most defining trait ,however, is the fact that they beat the living shit out of people for smoking, drinking or doing drugs. They might see someone doing one of these things, not bothing them at all, get a bunch of their friends, and beat the shit out of one person with somewhere between 2-? people. These people sometimes kill the people they attack. They are the biggest threat to true SxE people. A lot of cops and other uninformed people, becasue of hardliners, believe SxE people to be a gang, and believe ever SxE kid will beat the shit out of someone smoking or drinking or something like that. They are hated by most SxE kids.
True Straight edge kid (when asked about drinking/drugs/sex) - "yeah, i dont do drugs, drink, or have casual sex. You do? ok, your choice man."

Asshole stright edge kid - Yeah im SxE and im fuckin better than you becasue of it, i dont poison myself and you do, your fuckin stupid as hell, i hate you all, go fucking burn yourself"

Scene/Fashioncore kid - (Wearing black x's on his hands and a black bandana over his face and his long died black hair) Yeah, Grr im SxE, im cool, wanna be my friend, im SxE, cmon im SxE you gotta like me, im cool." might also say that while drinking or smoking.

Hardliner (sees someone drinking or smoking, not bothering anyone, no one is in their range of 2nd hand smoke)
*goes and gets somewhere from usually 1 to 10 more hardliners then beats the hell out of the person drinking or smoking, some with brass knuckles or baseball bats* The beat up kid usually has to go to the hospital, and sometimes even dies
by xjustinxedgex June 24, 2006
Coined by Ian Mackaye of the band Minor Threat.
It always means
NO
smokes drinks drugs or promiscious sex.
Sometimes it means not consuming meat and caffiene, it varies.
It's about strength as a person.
Usually kids take it too far and can be real asshats about it.
Most edge kids break edge/sell out by the end of their teens.
hatexedgers act like jerks to non-edgers because they are insecure about themselves and think labels like vegan and straight edge make them a better person.
by Liam May 05, 2004
A philosophy originated in the early 80's in the US punk rock community which defines a punk who does not use drugs (either legal or illegal). The name came from a song from the band Minor Threat that briefly described what was understood as the straight edge way of life. In the early 90's "straight edge" started to be viewed as vegetarian, contrary to promiscuous sex and even religious which is not true despite the attitude of certain groups inside the community who can be held responsible for such image.
A:I am a straight edge / I am a straight edger

B:What does that say about you?

A: It means I am a member of the punk rock community who does not use drugs and choose to define myself as a straight edge

B: Is it true that you guys are all vegetarian, avoid promiscuous sex andhave connections with christian and hindu religions?

A: I think most straight edgers are either vegan or vegetarian but I have not met many who would avoid sex for moral reasons and many of us are atheists.
by oldschool January 22, 2004
keeping a clear mind and a clean body.

refusal to use drugs, drink, smoke or have promiscuous sex. a phrase originally from a minor threat song glorifying the lifestyle.
I am proud to be set apart from the crowd, based on my lifestyle choices. I am clean, I am cohereant, I am straight edge.
by jeannie December 28, 2003
Purity of body and mind. Alternative to being a crutch-lover, which is what the "in" thing nowadays is to be.
sXe is a way of life, thinking, and a major commitment. Mainly, it is having a clear mind and clear body.
by Lengred October 18, 2003
losers who listen to their parents when they tell them propaganda about drugs, sex and alcohol. people who dont know how to have a good time, usually are much more boring than the majority of people. mainly consists of social outcasts, and are often the laughing stock of popular kids who socialize and have lives. the men are generally afraid of vagina's and women secretly finger themselves to the thought of nick jonas. search up "pussy" for an alternate definition of straight edges. being very religious people, they tend to shun away anyone who questions or does not beleive in their religion, which is usually maintream western religions like christianity or catholism, judging first, asking questions later. often they think they're better than drug users and drinkers, but youll never find them off their computer actually socializing, cause everyone else is drinking and they dont wanna be apart of the excitement. they're usually the result of alcoholic parents, determined not to fall in the footsteps of their elders. they put X's on their arms because they think having this 'mysterious' letter on their body will make up for the fact that they are drop dead boring and very annoying to be around. close to no one wants to hang out with them, and the only people that can stand them are other straight edges and their parents. they say they dont need drugs to have fun, but they tend to stay home on a friday night rather than actually going out.
Kevin: sup you wanna hit the bar on friday?
Alisha: no way, im a straight edge, dont try to tempt me with your evil poisons, you horrid drug abuser!
Kevin: hahahhahah, good luck with that faggot.
Alisha: im just gunna stay home and listen to christian rock and watch disney movies all night. hugs not drugs!

Kevin: did you know alisha is a straight edge?
Darrell: hah what a fucking social outcast. how more boring could you get?
Kevin: i know right? id rather be dead than straight edge
by sXeisfordouchebaggerslol December 13, 2011
given proper identity from hardcore punk band minor threat, straight edge will not take drugs or alcohol.
pussy's
also often known to listen to "hardcore" music. but not actual original hardcore such as the cro-mags, black flag, the germs etc. hardcore used by these fuck wit straight edgers is just screaming and bands who think they are tough just because they grew up on the streets
im so straight edge i will go to the pub and drink coca cola.

im going to a gig to punch thin air and do spinning kicks.
by hxc killer November 22, 2009
Originated when bands used to play at bars and the underage members would have to put x's on their hands so that they couldn't be served drinks. Also, there is rumor that it originated from "Emo" dickweeds who cut themselves with razors a.k.a. Straight edge blades.
Straight Edge person- "I cut myself to prove to you really cool kids that I'm not a pussy just because I don't drink, party, have sex, smoke, do drugs, or have any fun what so ever."

Me- *stab* *smoke joint* *smoke cigarette* *put out cigarette in the kids eye* "Faggot"
by Z-Diggidy March 27, 2009

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