XXX

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See also: xxx and .xxx

Translingual

Etymology 1

Numeral

XXX

  1. The number thirty in Roman numerals.
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Etymology 2

Symbol

XXX

  1. (computing) Used as a placeholder in source code to mark that some work still has to be done.

Etymology 3

Symbol

XXX

  1. (international standards) Reserved ISO 4217 currency code representing 'no currency', to be assigned when a code is required for a transaction that does not involve currency.

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Very doubtful, although possibly from X, a graphic derivative of the skull and crossbones (indicator of death); was probably taken from the movie rating of X, which was the rating of movies with mild sexual content in the 1960s and 1970s. The original X certificate was issued from 1951 by the British Board of Film Censors.

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XXX

  1. Traditional brewer's mark for barrels of extra strong beer—extended to other alcoholic beverages and other products having an extra strong dimension (varying from washing soap to pornography).
  2. An indicator of hazard or poison.

Adjective

XXX (comparative more XXX, superlative most XXX)

  1. Extra strong; very high quality.
  2. Designating extreme or hardcore pornography.
    • 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian:
      Other global taboos, such as sex and suicide, manifest themselves widely online, with websites offering suicide guides and Hot XXX Action seconds away at the click of a button. The UK government will come under pressure to block access to pornographic websites this year when a committee of MPs publishes its report on protecting children online.
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Verb

XXX (third-person singular simple present XXXes, present participle XXXing, simple past and past participle XXXed)

  1. (transitive) To delete; to cross out, especially to conceal or suggest vulgar language.
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Etymology 2

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From having three X chromosomes (and no Y).

Noun

XXX (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Triple X syndrome.
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