I. intransitive verb Date: 1909 straight-arm transitive verb 1. straight-arm 2. to treat with disdain or neglect ; slight, snub <
stiff-armed his advice
II. noun Date: 1927 straight-arm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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