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jailbait

[jeyl-beyt]
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noun Slang.
  1. a girl with whom sexual intercourse is punishable as statutory rape because she is under the legal age of consent.
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Origin of jailbait

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; jail + bait
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British Dictionary definitions for jail bait

jailbait

noun
  1. slang a young woman, or young women collectively, considered sexually attractive but below the age of consent
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Word Origin and History for jail bait

jailbait

n.

also jail bait, jail-bait, "girl under the legal age of consent," 1930, from jail (n.) + bait (n.).

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