- adj1.short of money, broke. A short version of the phrase 'strapped for cash'.2.armed with a gun. In this form the word crossed the Atlantic eastwards, so that by the early 1990s criminals in the UK were referring to 'going strapped'.3.good-looking, physically fit. In this sense the word has been used apprecia-tively by UK adolescents, especially females, since around 2000.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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strapped — [stræpt] adjective strapped (for cash) informal FINANCE having little or no money at the moment; = CASH STRAPPED: • So many airlines are strapped for cash these days. * * * strapped UK US /stræpt/ adjective INFORMAL … Financial and business terms
strapped — [stræpt] adj strapped (for cash) informal having little or no money at the moment ▪ Can you lend me ten dollars? I m a little strapped for cash … Dictionary of contemporary English
strapped — [ stræpt ] or ,strapped for cash adjective INFORMAL needing money … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
strapped — UK [stræpt] / US or strapped for cash UK / US adjective informal needing money … English dictionary
strapped — index impecunious, poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
strapped — [adj] destitute beggared, broke*, dirt poor*, flat*, fortuneless, impoverished, out of money, penniless, penurious, poor, stonebroke*; concept 334 Ant. rich, wealthy … New thesaurus
strapped — ☆ strapped [strapt ] adj. [pp. of STRAP] Informal in great need of money … English World dictionary
strapped — [[t]stræ̱pt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ for n, adv ADJ If someone is strapped for money, they do not have enough money to buy or pay for the things they want or need. → See also cash strapped My husband and I are really strapped for cash. ...the… … English dictionary
strapped — 1. mod. broke; short of money. □ I’m sorry I can’t pay you right now. I’m strapped. □ They’re really strapped for money at the present time. 2. mod. wearing a gun holster. □ Be careful. He’s strapped. I see it under his jacket … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
strapped — adjective strapped (for cash) informal having little or no money at the moment: Can you lend me ten dollars? I m a little strapped for cash … Longman dictionary of contemporary English