Definition of blaxploitation in English:

Share this entry

blaxploitation

Pronunciation: /ˌblaksplɔɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
The exploitation of black people, especially with regard to stereotyped roles in films: [as modifier]: a blaxploitation movie
More 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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: blax|ploit|ation

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.