B-movie

[ bee-moo-vee ]
/ ˈbiˌmu vi /

noun

a low-budget movie made especially to accompany a major feature film on a double bill.

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Also called B-pic·ture [bee-pik-cher] /ˈbiˌpɪk tʃər/ .

Origin of B-movie

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for B-movie

B-movie

noun

a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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