Definition of video nasty in English:

video nasty

Line breaks: video nasty


British informal
A film on video that contains scenes that are considered to be gratuitously and offensively violent or pornographic.
More example sentences
  • It is the language of the video nasty that Gibson uses here, and the point about the brutality is made long before the punishment ends.
  • Creep is a gory bloodbath, with enough macabre incidents of torture to put it up near the video nasty shelf.
  • Deodati's infamous video nasty is a cult film that deserves and will never get wider exposure.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell