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jailbait

Definition of jailbait

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jālībāt, IPA: /ˈdʒeɪlbeɪt/, SAMPA: /"dZeIlbeIt/

Etymology

    jail bait, from the risk of a prison sentence.

Noun

jailbait (uncountable)

  1. (slang) A person below the age of consent for sexual activity, considered as a potential sexual partner.

    * 2009 The Economist, "Charis Wilson, model and writer, died on November 20th, aged 95":
    "The first time she modelled for Edward Weston, in March 1934, Charis Wilson knew she didn't look good. At 20 she was "a piece of jailbait", a mere child, especially with the stumpy plaits into which she sometimes twisted her hair."

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