[ped-uh-fahyl or, esp. British, pee-duh-]
- an adult who is sexually attracted to young children.
Also especially British, pae·do·phile [pee-duh-fahyl] /ˈpi dəˌfaɪl/.Also pedophiliac.
Origin of pedophile
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Examples from the Web for pedophile
He alleges that a third boy, aged 10 or 11, was deliberately hit by a car and killed by a member of the pedophile network in 1979.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys
December 18, 2014
ROME, Italy — Roderick MacDonald has been proven to be the worst kind of pedophile there is—an apologetic serial offender.Does a Perv Know Maddie McCann’s Fate?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 16, 2014
In court, Kimberlin was both outraged at the “pedophile” claims and slippery about whether they were defamatory.
Akbar took one last opportunity to stand and tell Kimberlin that he was a pedophile.
The “pedophile” trolling from the blogosphere was based on a few distinct stories.
Word Origin and History for pedophile
1951, derived noun from pedophilia.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper