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people, mostly young adults or teenagers who do not engage in drinking,smoking,or casual sex and believe that this makes them better then anyone who isn't straight edge. They go around bragging about this. Really they're just full of shit.
that girl is so not straight edge.
by labeled February 24, 2010
A gang of kids, usually posers and emo's, who think they're hardcore rebels for following the law. They also like to wear X's on their hands to show their douchey allegiance.
Guy 1: Hey Tim, wanna drink?
Guy 2: No, I'm straight edge, I follow the law and that makes me hardcore. But I do miss drinking and having promiscuous butt sex with random men.
by Bryan Mays June 26, 2009
Huh, it's funny what pressing the "Random" button leads you to. All of this sounds like Islamic beliefs: no drugs, no drinking, no casual, promiscuous sex.
XXX, sxe, straightedge, X, straight edge
by Knowledge Seeker December 27, 2006
If you become Straight Edge you have agreed to a certain way of life. You don't do drugs, alcohol, smoke or have casual sex. You can also be vegan/vegetarian and not drink caffiene. Basically you are protecting your body.

There are people who are straight edge, know what it means and sticks with it. They are known as the true straight edge.

Others do it just to fit in and be cool. They tell everyone their straight edge and don't stick to the rules. Idiots.

Lots of straight edge people also draw X's on their hands.
Straight Edge is a life choice, that you won't be forced to make but probably should as it's better for you.
by JustALilFreak May 12, 2012
Yes, there is a band, Minor Threat, (my most favorite band of all time)(trust me, i know alot about these guys), and they had a song called "straight edge". However, the motion of this whole straight edge skeet is based on the song "out of step" by minor threat:
Out of Step (with the world)
by Minor Threat, 1981 3

(I) Don't smoke
Don't drink
Don't fuck
At least I can fucking think

I can't keep up
Can't keep up
Can't keep up
Out of step with the world
If you listen to the origional version of "out of step", you will hear him say in the middle on the song:
""listen this is no set of rules, i'm not telling you what to do,all i'm saying is i'm bringing three things
that are like so important to the whole world...that i dont find more importance in... because of these things, whether they're
fuckin, or whether they're playing golf."" if you really knew shit about this wonderful band, and you heard what they had to say, then you would realize that this movement is something YOU guys made up, and they just shrugged at that. This is not a movement with HELLA detailed rules like you may think. In fact, it was not supposed to be a movement at all.
Please dont join this movement.
the "basics" of what people have set to this is that you dont smoke, drink and fuckAROUND with smoking or drinking. its not X-X-X its really only 2 X's for you guys. it doesnt matter about that shit, its not worth arguing about.
you can be clean and sober for yourself, and not make a billboard out of yourself about it.
no more X's kids. Read up on your bands before you publish shit about their songs. there was never meant to be a straight edge.
by emily TS February 28, 2006
Beliefs ushered in through the lyrics and then-beliefs of Ian Mackaye (Teen Idles, Minor Threat era). Although he exclaims fervently that he did not mean to start a movement, and defended himself in the second version of "Out of Step", it did spark a movement.

Basic Beliefs:
No drinking
No smoking
No promiscuous sex

Newer Innovations:
Atheism - idea of "think don't pray"
Veganism / Vegetarianism
Exemption from Painkillers, Caffine etc.
Hardline Ethic

xXx - supposedly for each of the main beliefs
sXe - straight edge abbreviation
X on the hands - typically seen at shows
x *lame screename* x - seen in every aim window

Types of Edge Kids:
1) The one who knows straight edge is a personal lifestyle and keeps his beliefs to himself

2) Pseudo edge kid, who puts x's on his hands at every show, goes vegan, and sells out the following month

3) Hardline kid - tries to force edge on others, just a meathead who has no idea of the positive nature straight edge is supposed to be

Edge Bands:
Gorilla Biscuits
Chain of Strength
Earth Crisis
Have Heart
Carry On
"I was reliving all those times we shared, and it's hard,
because you used to be so strong but time has changed you.
You turned away.
I keep trying to escape from the past.
But those days used to mean so much.
We stood side by side and nothing else mattered.
We were straight edge and at least I still am."

Excerpt from "The Decline" by Champion
by the core has grown soft December 12, 2005
Ideals invented by Ian MacKaye. Primarily focuses on maintain a pure body and conscience by abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Promotes monogomous relationships (not mariage) and a vegetarian diet (although this is not essential). Ian MacKaye went so far as to shave his head but no one does this as a sign of their devotion anymore. Early straight-edgers could be identified by 'X's tattoed into their hands.
Straight-edge used to mean something. Now you see kids who shop at Hot Topic using Sharpies to draw 'X's on their hands.
by Roy K July 13, 2005