Ideals invented by Ian MacKaye. Primarily focuses on maintaining 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
a state of mind that implies this philosophy:no drugs no drinking no sex unless you are married....no meat is optional.
jonny is straight edge and he wont do any mind altering drugs
by cameron April 13, 2005
a philosophy to live a clean, responsible and sober lifestyle; a choice that many, many people consciously make, except being "straight-edge" is an excuse to put X's all over yourself as well as before and after everything you write, to use a label to make your choices look better than everyone else's and belong to a clique.
Dave: "what's the difference between you and XStevenX - that straight-edge guy?"

Me: "well, both of us choose to live a substance-free and responsible life, except XStevenX is self-righteous, insecure douche-bag who needs desperately wants to be a part of another cliche clique, a needs a pathetic label to advertise his "morals" as being above everyone else's."
by wayuphighkitty April 30, 2009
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
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
Group about not doing any mind altering substances, such as marijuana, shrooms, acid, and ecstasy. See: close minded.
sXe (straight-edge) kid: DRUGS ARE SO BAD DONT DO EM, THEYLL RUIN YOUR LIFE!!!!!

intelligent person: No, actually, thats not true at all. if you have self control, you can live a normal life, while doing things like acid and mushrooms, on weekends when you have no responsibilities to fulfill. Being irresponsible about drugs can and will be unhealthy for you, but if you aren't an idiot, you'll be fine. People needa stop judging others. Live and let live.
by straight A marijuana user September 9, 2009
abstaining from alcohol, smoking and recreational drug use.Some adherents may also abstain from caffeine and promiscuity.
dark and battle are straight edged,but not stoney
by mr moo moo June 29, 2008