a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words: pedophilia.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of pedo-1
variant spelling of paedo- < Greek paido-, combining form of paid- (stem of paîs) child
Words nearby pedo-
Definition for pedo (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words: pedocal.
Also especially before a vowel, ped-.
Origin of pedo-2
< Greek, combining form of pédon
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Example sentences from the Web for pedo
But the creepy “Uncle Terry” pedo act is beginning to wear awfully thin.Revenge on the Pervs: Why the Tide Is Finally Turning Against Dov Charney and Terry Richardson|Amanda Marcotte|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Martial professes to be of the school of Catullus, Pedo, and Marsus, and admits his inferiority only to the first.
British Dictionary definitions for pedo (1 of 2)
before a vowel ped-
variants (esp US) of paedo-
British Dictionary definitions for pedo (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pedo-
from Greek pedon
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Medical definitions for pedo
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