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blaxploitation

[blak-sploi-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the exploitation of blacks, especially in movies featuring or intending to appeal to blacks.

Origin of blaxploitation

1970–75, Americanism; blend of blax (respelling of blacks) + exploitation
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blaxploitation

noun
  1. a genre of films featuring Black stereotypes

Word Origin

C20: from bla (ck) + (e) xploitation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for blaxploitation

n.

1972, from black + exploitation.

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