sodomite

noun
sod·​om·​ite | \ ˈsä-də-ˌmīt How to pronounce sodomite (audio) \

Definition of sodomite

: one who practices sodomy

First Known Use of sodomite

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sodomite

Middle English sodomyte, sodomit "one who practices a culturally stigmatized form of sexual intercourse," borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French sodomite, borrowed from Late Latin Sodomita "inhabitant of Sodom, one who practices a culturally stigmatized form of sexual intercourse," borrowed from Greek Sodomítēs "inhabitant of Sodom," from Sódoma sodom entry g + -itēs -ite entry 1

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20 Jan 2021

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“Sodomite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodomite. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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sodomite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sodomite

old-fashioned : a person who has anal sex with another person : someone who practices sodomy

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