XXX

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Translingual

Numeral

XXX

  1. The number thirty in Roman numerals.

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Alternative forms

Symbol

XXX

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

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ʔɛksʔɛksʔɛks]

Etymology

Very doubtful - although possibly from X, a graphic derivative of the skull and crossbones(indicator of death)

Symbol

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 of hardcore pornography.
    • 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian[1]:
      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.
Synonyms

Verb

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

  1. To delete; to edit, especially to conceal or suggest vulgar language.
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