pederast


ped·er·ast

noun \ˈpe-də-ˌrast\

Definition of PEDERAST

:  a man who desires or engages in sexual activity with a boy
ped·er·as·tic \ˌpe-də-ˈras-tik\ adjective
ped·er·as·ty \ˈpe-də-ˌras-tē\ noun

Origin of PEDERAST

Greek paiderastēs, literally, lover of boys, from paid- ped- + erastēs lover, from erasthai to love — more at eros
First Known Use: 1638

ped·er·ast

noun \ˈped-ə-ˌrast\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEDERAST

: one that practices pederasty

Variants of PEDERAST

ped·er·ast or chiefly British pae·der·ast \ˈpēd-\

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