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sexed up

sexed up
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sekst uhp]
    • /sɛkst ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sekst uhp]
    • /sɛkst ʌp/

Definitions of sexed up words

  • adjective sexed up sexually aroused. 1
  • adjective sexed up made sexually attractive or more titillating: The movie was a sexed-up version of the book. 1
  • adjective sexed up made more attractive or interesting, especially by adding decorative elements: a sexed-up car. 1
  • noun sexed up either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions. 1
  • noun sexed up the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the male and female are distinguished, or the phenomena or behavior dependent on these differences. 1
  • noun sexed up the instinct or attraction drawing one sex toward another, or its manifestation in life and conduct. 1

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Origin of sexed up

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin sexus, perhaps akin to secāre to divide (see section)

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Sexed up

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

sexed up popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sexed up usage trend in Literature

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