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catamite

[ kat-uh-mahyt ]
/ ˈkæt əˌmaɪt /
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noun
a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man.
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Origin of catamite

1585–95; <Latin Catamītus<Etruscan Catmite<Greek GanymḗdēsGanymede
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British Dictionary definitions for catamite

catamite
/ (ˈkætəˌmaɪt) /

noun
a boy kept for homosexual purposes

Word Origin for catamite

C16: from Latin Catamītus, variant of Ganymēdēs Ganymede 1
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