pedophile

noun
pe·​do·​phile | \ ˈpe-də-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce pedophile (audio) , ˈpē- How to pronounce pedophile (audio) \

Definition of pedophile

: one affected with pedophilia

First Known Use of pedophile

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Pedophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedophile. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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pedophile

noun
pe·​do·​phile | \ ˈped-ə-ˌfīl How to pronounce pedophile (audio) , ˈpēd- How to pronounce pedophile (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British paedophile \ ˈpēd-​ How to pronounce pedophile (audio) \

Medical Definition of pedophile

: one affected with pedophilia

called also pedophiliac

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