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blaxploitation

[blak-sploi-tey-shuh n] /ˌblæk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the exploitation of blacks, especially in movies featuring or intending to appeal to blacks.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75, Americanism; blend of blax (respelling of blacks) + exploitation
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British Dictionary definitions for blaxploitation

blaxploitation

/ˌblæksplɔɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a genre of films featuring Black stereotypes
Word Origin
C20: from bla(ck) + (e)xploitation
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Word Origin and History for blaxploitation
n.

1972, from black + exploitation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for blaxploitation

blaxploitation

modifier

: Most of the blaxploitation films have been shoddy ripoffs

noun

The commercial exploitation of putative black experience, esp in films with blacks in sensational heroic roles of police officers, criminals, gamblers, etc

[1970s+; blend of black and exploitation]


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Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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