- (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
Examples from the Web for x-rated
In the 70s it went through a brief stint as an X-rated adult cinema before an upgrade and clean sweep in the early 80s.Catch a Show at Atlanta’s Oldest Indie Cinema
July 10, 2014
Military life is not a Disney film, but neither is it X-rated.Why These Marines Love ‘Frozen’—and Why It Matters
Aaron B. O’Connell
June 27, 2014
Despite this more X-rated life, she still attracts mainstream attention.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?
May 22, 2014
In August, RadarOnline reported that numerous “X-rated” selfies were posted on numerous sites.'Soy Fuerte. Soy Luchadora.' Did Topless Photos of Demi Lovato Leak Online?
April 7, 2014
The sale of X-rated films and magazines is illegal on military bases.The Military's Porn Problem
June 28, 2013
- (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 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]