sodomite

noun
sod·​om·​ite | \ ˈsä-də-ˌmīt How to pronounce sodomite (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Sodomite
plural sodomites also Sodomites

Definition of sodomite

often offensive
: someone who practices sodomy used as a term of abuse and disparagement for a gay person

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 + -itēs -ite entry 1

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“Sodomite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodomite. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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