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content warning

[ kon-tent wawr-ning ]
/ ˈkɒn tɛnt ˌwɔr nɪŋ /
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noun

a stated warning that the content of the immediately following text, video, etc., may upset or offend some people: Gee, thanks for the content warning for snakes, but it didn’t stop me from seeing those pictures on my Instagram timeline.Abbreviation: CW

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Origin of content warning

First recorded in 1990–95
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