- A service forming part of the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said (or chanted) at the sixth hour of the day (i.e. noon).More example sentences
- A vow of celibacy would be the order of the day, although there is something called sext… a midday prayer.
late Middle English: from Latin sexta (hora) 'sixth (hour)', from sextus 'sixth'.
verb[with object] (usually as noun sexting)
- Send (someone) sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone: older teens are more likely to engage in sexting than their younger counterparts one in nine Brits sext their partner every day, a new survey has found [no object]: the primary reason teenagers sext is to look cool and sexy to someone they find attractiveMore example sentences
- Tthey discovered that adolescents who sexted, were more likely to have started dating and to have had sex than teens who did not sext.
- The suburbs aren't safe from the trend either: socio-economic status had virtually no effect on whether teens sexted.
- Over 20 percent of teens have said that they have sexted.
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- A sexually explicit photograph or message sent via mobile phone: many kids who send sexts say they meant to play a jokeMore example sentences
- It was great fun until the sexts started: I don't think anyone would describe me as a prude, but I didn't like getting 'sexted'.
- In Nebraska, the law differentiates between those who maliciously distribute sexts to third parties and those who send them with the intent of them being seen by the recipient alone.
- Most people who reported receiving sexts also reported sending them, suggesting that sexting is reciprocal and probably happens between romantic partners.
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- The majority of sexters are older teens.
- Turning over alleged sexters to the police for criminal prosecution may meet the dictates of the law, but school officials should have some leeway.
- He isn't the only sexter whose mobile phone behaviour has landed him in trouble.