Definition of race-bait in English:

race-bait

Pronunciation /ˈreɪsbeɪt/

verb

US
  • 1no object To engage in race-baiting.

  • 2with object To attack by means of race-baiting.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Chicago Defender. From race + bait, after race-baiter, race-baiting, race-baiting.