pederasty

noun
ped·​er·​as·​ty | \ ˈped-ə-ˌras-tē How to pronounce pederasty (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British paederasty \ ˈpēd-​ How to pronounce paederasty (audio) \
plural pederasties

Medical Definition of pederasty

: anal intercourse especially with a boy as the passive partner

Other Words from pederasty

pederastic \ ˌped-​ə-​ˈras-​tik How to pronounce pederastic (audio) \ or chiefly British paederastic \ ˌpēd-​ How to pronounce paederastic (audio) \ adjective

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