I would be grateful is someone would edit my Definition Essay. I am defining the slang word "tight" I do not have a conclusion paragraph yet because I am struggling trying to figure out how to transition and start the last paragraph. Thank you!!!

“Mrs. Seechoma, your outfit is really tight”, one of the students at school said to me as I walked down the hallway. I was horrified! I know I have gained some weight lately but I thought my outfit looked rather becoming. It wasn’t until after talking to my daughter at home later that day; that I discovered the student was actually paying me a compliment and not insulting me. The word tight has become the latest craze in vocabulary words with double meanings to hit the streets and today’s youth is eating it all up.

Tight is just one of many words in today’s vocabulary that has been revamped by the younger generation. The Urban Dictionary, an online dictionary of slang words used by teenagers today, defines the word tight as meaning: very good, excellent; cool, hip. It is meant to compliment a person or object they find cool. You may hear them use the word to talk about how great a car looks, such as “That car is tight”. Or “Look at his outfit, isn’t it tight?” In my day we would have said, “Isn’t that car narley!” Or “Look at his outfit! It’s bitchin” Our older generation who is not “hip” to the new lingo the kids are using today would have made the same mistake I have and thought of the more traditional meanings of the word tight when we hear it.

The most frequently understood definition of the word tight, is the one that the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as: “fitting very close to the body <tight jeans>; also : too snug <tight shoes>” Hearing the word tight automatically brings to mind those tight jeans you have in the closet that is waiting for you to lose those last 5 pounds so you can get them over your hips. Or those expensive shoes you paid way too much money for and can’t wear because your feet look like stuffed sausages once you have managed to cram your feet into them. If only these would look “tight” instead of just painful.



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Another meaning we relate the word tight to is; difficult to cope with <in a tight spot financially>:‘relatively difficult to obtain <money is tight just now> (m-w.com)” This definition of tight refers to money being in limited supply. We have all been there, where at the end of the month money is scarce after paying all the household bills. If you have to put your car in the shop to be fixed money would be tight after paying the bill. You can’t drive a tight car if money is too tight to fix it.
I like the tone of your essay. You have some punctuation issues, and I think you either need to 1)focus on one definition of "tight" and tie it to a theme or 2) have an overarching theme that covers all these definitions.

Perhaps your generation has been through all sorts of "tightness" and tightness defines you? Could you make that work?
BrandyCaneI would be grateful is someone would edit my Definition Essay. I am defining the slang word "tight" I do not have a conclusion paragraph yet because I am struggling trying to figure out how to transition and start the last paragraph. Thank you!!!

“Mrs. Seechoma, your outfit is really tight”, one of the students at school said to me as I walked down the hallway. I was horrified! I know I have gained some weight lately but I thought my outfit looked rather becoming. It wasn’t until after talking to my daughter at home later that day; that I discovered the student was actually paying me a compliment and not insulting me. The word tight has become the latest craze in vocabulary words with double meanings to hit the streets and today’s youth is eating it all up.

Tight is just one of many words in today’s vocabulary that has been revamped by the younger generation. The Urban Dictionary, an online dictionary of slang words used by teenagers today, defines the word tight as meaning: very good, excellent; cool, hip. It is meant to compliment a person or object they find cool. You may hear them use the word to talk about how great a car looks, such as “That car is tight”. Or “Look at his outfit, isn’t it tight?” In my day we would have said, “Isn’t that car narley!” Or “Look at his outfit! It’s bitchin” Our older generation who is not “hip” to the new lingo the kids are using today would have made the same mistake I have and thought of the more traditional meanings of the word tight when we hear it.

The most frequently understood definition of the word tight, is the one that in the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as: “fitting very close to the body <tight jeans>; also : too snug <tight shoes>” Hearing the word tight automatically brings to mind those tight jeans you have in the closet that is waiting for you to lose those last 5 pounds so you can get them over your hips. Or those expensive shoes you paid way too much money for and can’t wear because your feet look like stuffed sausages once you have managed to cram your feet into them. If only these would look “tight” instead of just painful.

Another meaning we relate the word tight to is; "difficult to cope with <in a tight spot financially>:‘relatively difficult to obtain <money is tight just now> (m-w.com)” This definition of tight refers to money being in limited supply. We have all been there, where at the end of the month money is scarce after paying all the household bills. If you have to put your car in the shop to be fixed money would be tight after paying the bill. You can’t drive a tight car if money is too tight to fix it.
Thanks Julielai,
We were told we had to follow this format.
1st paragraph: Intro and Thesis of the slang word you are using
2nd paragraph: What the word means.
3rd paragraph: Another definition of a word that is spelled or sound the same
4th paragraph: Another definition example
5th Conclusion
That is why I had to find 2 more meanings to the word tight.
Her examples she used to teach us was Phat, Fat (as in weight), and Fat as in Frying Fat
It was confusing.
Thank you for taking the time to edit my essay, I appreciate and will definately work on your suggestions.
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In that case, I suggest you arrange your definitions chronologically, so you can discuss your experience with the different definitions through time, which means, the first definition should come last. Emotion: wink (It may be easier for you to conclude that way...)
I think you should write a conclusion to close the essay. it'll give a nice ending to it