Dictionary.com

sexploitation

[ sek-sploi-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun
the promotion of hypersexualized content in advertisements, magazines, films, etc., particularly the exploitation of women's bodies: Skimpy uniforms contribute to the sexploitation of female athletes.
adjective
relating to or noting a subgenre of exploitation films characterized by explicit and gratuitous sex, often featuring sadism or sexual violence: sexploitation cinema;sexploitation producers and directors.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of sexploitation

First recorded in 1940–45; blend of sex and exploitation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for sexploitation

sexploitation
/ (ˌsɛksplɔɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
the commercial exploitation of sex in films and other media

Word Origin for sexploitation

C20: blend of sex + exploitation
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
FEEDBACK