- (of a motion picture) having a rating of X; intended for adults only.
- obscene, sexually explicit, or vulgar: X-rated language; X-rated magazines.
Origin of X-rated
- (formerly, in Britain) (of a film) considered suitable for viewing by adults only
- informal involving bad language, violence, or sexan X-rated conversation
Idioms and Phrases with xrated
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]