paedo-


Chiefly British. variant of pedo-1.

Nearby words

  1. paederasty,
  2. paediatric,
  3. paediatrician,
  4. paediatrics,
  5. paedo,
  6. paedogenesis,
  7. paedology,
  8. paedomorph,
  9. paedomorphism,
  10. paedomorphosis

Also especially before a vowel, paed-.

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British Dictionary definitions for paedo

paedo

noun

slang short for paedophile

paedo-

before a vowel paed- esp US pedo- or ped-

combining form

indicating a child or childrenpaedology

Word Origin for paedo-

from Greek pais, paid- child

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Word Origin and History for paedo

paedo-

see pedo-.

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Medicine definitions for paedo

paedo-

pref.

Variant ofpedo-

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