Jailbait

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Jailbait is slang[1] for a minor who is younger than the legal age of consent for sexual activity, with the implication that a non-deviant older person might find him or her sexually attractive.[2]

As the legal age of consent varies by country and jurisdiction, the age at which a person can be considered "jailbait" varies. For example, in the United Kingdom, where the age of consent is 16,[3] the term is used to refer to those younger than 16.

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References

  1. ^ House, Random (2001). Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary. New York: Random House Reference. ISBN 0-375-42605-1. 
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language; accessed 2009.10.21.
  3. ^ Sexual Offences Act 2003