What does Tight mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

Tight Meaning

Tight means cool or emotionally close.

Tight is an internet slang term that describes something awesome or a close relationship.

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How is Tight used? Use Cases & Examples

Similar in meaning to the slang expressions lit and sick, the slang term tight is a positive descriptive adjective used often by muscians. It is frequently used to describe an advanced skill level. This term can also be used to describe a close friendship.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term tight:

-Have you seen Sean’s new truck?
-Yeah it’s tight.

-Here’s a video from our Costa Rica trip. Check out Noah’s tight aerial!

-Let’s go hear Nathan’s band tomorrow night. He says they’re extra tight.

-Do you know my friend Kaiden?
-Yeah we’ve been tight since middle school.

How to Identify if your child is using the Tight slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term tight is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the Tight slang word

Decades ago the word tight was slang for intoxicated, but in recent years this slang term has come to mean cool, so it’s a complimentary adjective rather than a description of risky behavior. The alternative meaning is a characterization of a friendship. Both versions are positive and can lead to interesting discussions with your teen.

Here are some prompts for talking with your kid about the slang expression tight:

  • Which bands do you consider to be tight?
  • Can you think of something you’ve done that could be regarded as tight?
  • Who are you tight with on the basketball team?
  • Don’t tell Grandma anyone is tight – she’ll think they’re drunk!
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