jailbait

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jail·bait

 (jāl′bāt′)
n. Slang
A person below the age of consent with whom sexual intercourse can constitute statutory rape.

jailbait

(ˈdʒeɪlˌbeɪt)
n
slang a young woman, or young women collectively, considered sexually attractive but below the age of consent

jail•bait

(ˈdʒeɪlˌbeɪt)

n. Slang.
a girl with whom sexual intercourse is punishable as statutory rape because she is under the legal age of consent.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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