[ ped-uh-rast, pee-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌræst, ˈpi də- /


a person who engages in pederasty.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pederast


sometimes paederast

/ (ˈpɛdəˌræst) /


a man who practises pederasty
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Medicine definitions for pederast

[ pĕdə-răst′ ]


A man who has sexual relations, especially anal intercourse, with a boy.

Other words from pederast

peder•as′ty n.
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Culture definitions for pederast

[ (ped-uh-rast) ]

A man who engages in anal intercourse with boys.

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