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pederasty

[ ped-uh-ras-tee, pee-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌræs ti, ˈpi də- /
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noun

sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.

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Origin of pederasty

1605–15; <New Latin pederastia<Greek paiderastía love of boys. See pederast, -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM pederasty

ped·er·as·tic, adjectiveped·er·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pederasty

pederasty

sometimes paederasty

/ (ˈpɛdəˌræstɪ) /

noun

homosexual relations between men and boys

Derived forms of pederasty

pederastic or sometimes paederastic, adjective

Word Origin for pederasty

C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love
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