blaxploitation

[ blak-sploi-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌblæk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

the exploitation of blacks, especially in movies featuring or intending to appeal to blacks.

Nearby words

  1. blaubok,
  2. blaue reiter,
  3. blavatsky,
  4. blaw,
  5. blaxican,
  6. blaydon,
  7. blazar,
  8. blaze,
  9. blaze a trail,
  10. blaze orange

Origin of blaxploitation

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

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British Dictionary definitions for blaxploitation

blaxploitation

/ (ˌblæksplɔɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a genre of films featuring Black stereotypes

Word Origin for blaxploitation

C20: from bla (ck) + (e) xploitation

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Word Origin and History for blaxploitation

blaxploitation

n.

1972, from black + exploitation.

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