pedophile

[ ped-uh-fahyl or, esp. British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌfaɪl or, esp. British, ˈpi də- /

noun Psychiatry.

an adult who is sexually attracted to young children.

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Also especially British, pae·do·phile [pee-duh-fahyl] /ˈpi dəˌfaɪl/. Also pedophiliac.

Origin of pedophile

1950–55; pedo-1 + -phile, or directly < Greek paidóphilos ‘loving children’
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British Dictionary definitions for paedophile

paedophile

esp US pedophile

/ (ˈpiːdəʊˌfaɪl) /

noun

a person who is sexually attracted to children
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