pederast

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noun ped·er·ast \ˈpe-də-ˌrast\

Definition of pederast

  1. :  a man who desires or engages in sexual activity with a boy

pederastic

play \ˌpe-də-ˈra-stik\ adjective

pederasty

play \ˈpe-də-ˌra-stē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of pederast

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


Medical Dictionary

pederast

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noun ped·er·ast \ˈped-ə-ˌrast\
variants: or chiefly British

paederast

\ˈpēd-\play

Medical Definition of pederast

  1. :  one that practices pederasty



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