I learned what tight means, but I don't understand what "tight friends" means.

I searched in Google and I didn't find anything.

Here is an examples:

We're tight friends.

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    dictionary.com/browse/tight sense 10 – James K Aug 21 '16 at 8:22
  • @Max Yes. I meant it – Mattew Aug 21 '16 at 8:31
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    Why did you search Google instead of a dictionary? Next time, try OneLook. – J.R. Aug 21 '16 at 9:47
  • @J.R. Because I don't know many dictionary – Mattew Aug 21 '16 at 9:49
  • That's the nice thing about OneLook – it will link you to several online dictionaries. Plus, it provides excerpts from on its results page from Macmillan (a very good online dictionary). In this case, it says, "a tight group of people have a close relationship with each other." – J.R. Aug 21 '16 at 9:51

It means both are very close friends and share personal things with each other.


tight in this context means very close friends - ref 4.1 in the Oxford dictionary

It occurs in the idiomatic expression as tight as ticks, which first appeared around the time of the second world war.

He and Clayburn were as tight as ticks- The Broker, John Gresham

When used about communities or groups of people, you can use also the expressions tight knit or tightly knit, which are slightly older but more widely used today. They are often used in social studies when talking about social groups.

Tightly knit communities are effective at controlling local crime The Oxford handbook of Atheism

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