- 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
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Examples from the Web for pederast
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.
- a man who practises pederasty
Word Origin and History for pederast
1730s, from French pédéraste, from Latin paederasta, from Greek paiderastes "a lover of boys" (see pederasty).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A man who has sexual relations, especially anal intercourse, with a boy.
A man who engages in anal intercourse with boys.
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