X-rated (adjective)

Describing material that is considered inappropriate or explicit for children or general audiences, often due to sexual content or violence.

Origin:

From the rating system used in the motion picture industry, where x was originally used to indicate adult films.

Examples:

  1. The movie theater only allowed adults to view the x-rated film.
  2. The x-rated images were hidden behind a password-protected page on the website.
  3. The x-rated novel was banned in several countries for its explicit content.
  4. The parents were shocked to find x-rated content on their children's phone.
  5. The x-rated movie was only available in a few select video stores that specialized in adult films.
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