[ ped-uh-fahyl or, esp. British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌfaɪl or, esp. British, ˈpi də- /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for paedophile
esp US pedophile
/ (ˈpiːdəʊˌfaɪl) /
a person who is sexually attracted to children
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