sodomite

noun sod·om·ite \ ˈsä-də-ˌmīt \

Definition of sodomite

: one who practices sodomy

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First Known Use of sodomite

14th century

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Definition of sodomite for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has anal sex with another person : someone who practices sodomy


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