jailbait

noun

jail·​bait ˈjāl-ˌbāt How to pronounce jailbait (audio)
: a girl under the age of consent with whom sexual intercourse is unlawful and constitutes statutory rape

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jailbait was in 1927

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“Jailbait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jailbait. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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