catamite

noun
cat·​a·​mite | \ ˈka-tə-ˌmīt How to pronounce catamite (audio) \

Definition of catamite

: a boy kept by a pederast

First Known Use of catamite

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catamite

Latin catamitus, from Catamitus Ganymede, from Etruscan Catmite, from Greek Ganymēdēs

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The first known use of catamite was in 1593

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“Catamite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catamite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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catamite

noun
cat·​a·​mite | \ ˈkat-ə-ˌmīt How to pronounce catamite (audio) \

Medical Definition of catamite

: a boy kept by a pederast

called also pathic

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