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jailbait

[ jeyl-beyt ]
/ ˈdʒeɪlˌbeɪt /
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noun Slang.
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 jailbait

jailbait
/ (ˈdʒeɪlˌbeɪt) /

noun
slang a young woman, or young women collectively, considered sexually attractive but below the age of consent
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