X-rated

X-rated

[eks-rey-tid]
adjective
1.
(of a motion picture) having a rating of X; intended for adults only.
2.
obscene, sexually explicit, or vulgar: X-rated language; X-rated magazines.

Origin:
1970–75

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X-rated
 
adj
1.  (formerly, in Britain) (of a film) considered suitable for viewing by adults only
2.  informal involving bad language, violence, or sex: an X-rated conversation

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X-rated

Sexually explicit, vulgar, or obscene, as in This film should be X-rated; it's not suitable for children. This expression alludes to a rating system established for motion pictures, in which films rated X may not be viewed by persons under the age of 17. [c. 1970]

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