Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person below the age of consent with whom sexual intercourse can constitute statutory rape.

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  • noun slang A sexually attractive person below the age of consent.

Etymologies

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jail bait, from the risk of a prison sentence.

Examples

  • Cherie was chosen by Fowley for her resemblance to the pouting Brigitte Bardot and advertised, aged 15, as "jailbait".

    The Runaways

  • We have all seen young teenage girls who could pass for much older, and the term "jailbait," is used in referring to them; just because they look old enough doesn't mean they are.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • They'll have a special term like "jailbait" for it.

    A question about sexting.

  • They'll have a special term like "jailbait" for it.

    A question about sexting.

  • If I was writing a story set in ancient Rome, and I used anachronistic terms like "jailbait" or "jury-rigged", I'd get roasted for being sloppy, and rightly so.

    Giffen on Continuity | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Current Music: crown me king- mary "jailbait" marvel5 gunslingers | crown me king

    mordicai: crown me king!

  • I talked to n 'Champ - who is like my little brother, but he's that "jailbait" type you can't have

    moschikat Diary Entry

  • I recall Paderborn, 1976, where, on pay nights, the Allanbrooke barracks gate was besieged by herds of heavily made-up 'jailbait', each one hunting for a squaddy/bunch of squaddies to party with.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Young women who seduce or attract older men are 'jailbait' or

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

  • Diesel even refers to Nicki as "jailbait" at one point in the episode.

    Cinema Blend Feeds

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  • Jailbait is a slang term for a sexually desirable person who has not yet reached the age of consent.

    July 16, 2008