- a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words: pedophilia.
Origin of pedo-1
- a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words: pedocal.
Origin of pedo-2
Examples 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
June 20, 2014
Martial professes to be of the school of Catullus, Pedo, and Marsus, and admits his inferiority only to the first.
before a vowel ped-
- variants (esp US) of paedo-
- indicating soilpedocal
Word Origin and History for pedo
before vowels ped-, word-forming element meaning "boy, child," from Greek pedo-, comb. form of pais "boy, child," especially a son, from PIE root *peu- "small, little, few, young" (see few (adj.)). The British form paed- is better because it avoids confusion with ped-.
- Child; children:pedodontics.