strapped

Definitions

Slang

  • adjective short of money, broke. A short version of the phrase ‘strapped for cash’.
  • adjective 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’.
  • adjective good-looking, physically fit. In this sense the word has been used appreciatively by UK adolescents, especially females, since around 2000.
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