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[jeyl-beyt] /ˈdʒeɪlˌbeɪt/
noun, Slang.
a girl with whom sexual intercourse is punishable as statutory rape because she is under the legal age of consent.
Origin of jailbait
1930-35, Americanism; jail + bait Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for jail bait


(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



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

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Slang definitions & phrases for jail bait

jail bait

noun phrase

  1. A girl or boy below the legal age of sexual consent, copulation with whom would constitute statutory rape; san quentin quail
  2. Any person or thing likely to tempt one to crime and imprisonment (1934+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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