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soft-core

[sawft-kawr, -kohr, soft-] /ˈsɔftˈkɔr, -ˈkoʊr, ˈsɒft-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or containing sexually arousing depictions that are not fully explicit:
soft-core pornography.
Compare hard-core (def 2).
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for soft-core

soft-core

adjective
1.
(of pornography) suggestive and titillating through not being totally explicit or detailed
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Slang definitions & phrases for soft-core

soft-core

adjective

Somewhat less than extreme; moderated; slightly ameliorated: The fashion magazine is soft-core pornography/ a softcore picture of a bare-chested woman

noun

Something that is not extreme, esp a sexually arousing but not carnally explicit movie, magazine, etc: She doesn't care for X-rated, but enjoys a little soft-core now and then

[1966+; based on hard-core]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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