Definition of gross-out in English:

gross-out

adjective

North American
informal
  • Disgusting, repellent, or shocking.

    ‘the movie features several gross-out scenes’
    • ‘I would have been able to ignore the gross-out element, though, if the story had been strong.’
    • ‘What is fascinating about these films (in particular the last two) is the boundary-pushing gross-out humour that he toys with.’
    • ‘Everywhere the meat is bloodless and pale, reducing the gross-out factor and allowing the viewer to focus on the craft.’
    • ‘Looks like we've got ourselves a teen gross-out movie.’
    • ‘This could be the setup for a gross-out comedy or a horror film.’
    • ‘This isn't just a gross-out session by the band - what their point is isn't entirely clear, but it's not a joke.’
    • ‘It shies away from the industry/sales-driven trash and the shlock-horror gross-out jocks on the commercial FM stations.’
    • ‘They didn't rely on stale shock scares or over the top gross-outs.’
    • ‘It is the third film in the gross-out comedy series, and, contrary to initial scepticism, is a worthy way to finish the trilogy.’
    • ‘They sound like honest, competent adults, still amazed that a gross-out comic they created in college is now an international phenomenon.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it also has a gross-out element.’
    • ‘From harebrained bar tricks to oddball skills to risqué business to lewd gross-outs, your idea can be integrated into this colossal show, a wall-to-wall theatre of the wacky and the bizarre.’
    • ‘To direct, they brought in the special effects and make-up wizard who created the gleefully ghoulish gross-outs seen in the first film.’
    • ‘This comedy, however, isn't anything like the gross-out humor flicks that have been coming out lately.’
    • ‘It's an excruciating mess, unable to make up its mind if it's a dating-game comedy, wacky road movie or a teen-market gross-out fest.’
    • ‘In these days of media gross-outs, it's incredibly hard to provoke a visceral reaction in anyone anymore.’
    • ‘He was after a more primal ritual: the mass gross-out.’
    • ‘It's more of a fun horror film than a gross-out film.’
    • ‘A good gross-out film will, in fact, be a cohesive movie with a handful of outrageous scene-stealers.’
    • ‘In short, it might be unfair to stick a simple gross-out label on the movie.’

noun

North American
informal
  • A person or thing that arouses disgust or shock.

    ‘there's the moment in the film where the head floats by, which is a gross-out’
    ‘he sure sounds like a total gross-out’

Pronunciation

gross-out

/ˈɡrōsˌout//ˈɡroʊsˌaʊt/