XXXX

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XXXX

  1. A Roman numeral representing forty (40).

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the (Australian) XXXX brand of lager, which was named after the practice of using X to indicate the strength of an alcoholic beverage, and which was advertised with the slogan "Australians couldn't give a XXXX for any other lager."[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

XXXX

  1. (Bowdlerisation) a fuck / damn.
    • 1985 September 6, in the Times of London, quoted in 2009 by Jesse Sheidlower in The F-Word, page 269:
      Allied does not give a XXXX for Elders.
    • 1988 June 10, in the Guardian, quoted in 2009 by Jesse Sheidlower in The F-Word, page 269:
      Quite a few of the party's MPs don't give a XXXX for the whole affair [] .
    • 1996, in the December (1995) / January (1996) Arena, volume 59, number 1, quoted in 2009 by Jesse Sheidlower in The F-Word, page 269:
      Most of the world couldn't give a XXXX about it, something that has long rankled with the marketing men [] .

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009, Jesse Sheidlower, The F-Word, page 269

Etymology 2[edit]

From X chromosome.

Proper noun[edit]

XXXX

  1. Tetrasomy X, a rare chromosomal disorder affecting females, caused by the presence of four X chromosomes instead of two present in the usual human karyotype.

Etymology 3[edit]

From X (motion picture "adult" rating)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌeksekseksˈeks/

Adjective[edit]

XXXX

  1. X-rated, pornographic
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