teens·​ploi·​ta·​tion | \ ˌtēn-(ˌ)splȯi-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce teensploitation (audio) \

Definition of teensploitation

: the exploitation of teenagers by producers of teen-oriented films

Examples of teensploitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a pulpy B movie that is dying to be a prestige project, and there’s a big part of you that wishes everyone had just leaned into the teensploitation aspects more. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2021 Visually, the band was often photographed in vintage fashions, the aesthetic bleeding into music videos that evoked the days of high school teensploitation films and sleazy, street-level Hollywood glam. Jessi Roti, chicagotribune.com, 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of teensploitation

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teensploitation

teen entry 1 + -sploitation (from blaxploitation)

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“Teensploitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teensploitation. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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