sexploitation

[sek-sploi-tey-shuh n]

noun Informal.

the exploitation of sex in films, magazines, etc.

Nearby words

  1. sexological,
  2. sexologist,
  3. sexology,
  4. sexpartite,
  5. sexpert,
  6. sexpot,
  7. sext,
  8. sextain,
  9. sextan,
  10. sextans

Origin of sexploitation

1940–45; blend of sex and exploitation

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British Dictionary definitions for sexploitation

sexploitation

noun

the commercial exploitation of sex in films and other media

Word Origin for sexploitation

C20: blend of sex + exploitation

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Word Origin and History for sexploitation

sexploitation

n.

1942, from sex (n.) + exploitation. Other similar coinages include sexpert (1924); sexcapade (1953); sexational (1927); and sexophone in "Brave New World."

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