X-rated

adjective X-rat·ed \ ˈeks-ˈrā-təd \

Definition of X-rated

1 : having a rating of X; broadly : relating to or characterized by explicit sexual material or activity
  • an X-rated book
2 : obscene, vulgar
  • an X-rated gesture

First Known Use of x-rated

1970


X-RATED Defined for English Language Learners

X-rated

adjective

Definition of X-rated for English Language Learners

  • of a movie : having a rating of X : not suitable to be seen by people under age 17 in the U.S. and under 18 in the U.K. because of violence, offensive language, or sexual activity



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up X-rated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!