Definition of blaxploitation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌblaksploiˈtāSH(ə)n/


The exploitation of black people, especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies.
Example sentences
  • Isaac Hayes gets to follow up his blaxploitation stardom with the meaty role of The Duke.
  • In 1994, director Quentin Tarantino paid homage to blaxploitation films with the wildly successful Pulp Fiction.
  • Putting value judgments aside for a moment, generally blaxploitation employs stereotypes regarding black people, exploiting these stereotypes for entertainment purposes.


1970s: blend of blacks (plural of noun black) and exploitation (see exploit).

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Syllabification: blax·ploi·ta·tion

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