[ ped-uh-rast, pee-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌræst, ˈpi də- /
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a person who engages in pederasty.
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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
Words nearby pederast
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How to use pederast in a sentence
The boté is not a pederast, although pederasty occurs among these Indians.
The terms "paiderastia" and "pederast" are sometimes used to indicate the same act and agent.
British Dictionary definitions for pederast
/ (ˈpɛdəˌræst) /
a man who practises pederasty
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Medical definitions for pederast
[ pĕd′ə-răst′ ]
A man who has sexual relations, especially anal intercourse, with a boy.
Other words from pederastped′er•as′ty n.
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Cultural definitions for pederast
[ (ped-uh-rast) ]
A man who engages in anal intercourse with boys.
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