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[ped-uh-rast, pee-duh-] /ˈpɛd əˌræst, ˈpi də-/
a person who engages in pederasty.
Origin of pederast
1720-30; < Greek paiderastḗs lover of boys, equivalent to paid- (stem of paîs) boy, child + erastḗs lover, equivalent to eras-, stem of erân to love + -tēs agent noun suffix Unabridged
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a man who practises pederasty
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Word Origin and History for pederast

1730s, from French pédéraste, from Latin paederasta, from Greek paiderastes "a lover of boys" (see pederasty).

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pederast in Medicine

pederast ped·er·ast (pěd'ə-rāst')
A man who has sexual relations, especially anal intercourse, with a boy.

ped'er·as'ty n.
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pederast in Culture
pederast [(ped-uh-rast)]

A man who engages in anal intercourse with boys.

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