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pedophile

[ ped-uh-fahyl or, especially British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌfaɪl or, especially British, ˈpi də- /
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noun Psychiatry.
an adult who is sexually attracted to young children.
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Also especially British, pae·do·phile [pee-duh-fahyl] /ˈpi dəˌfaɪl/ . Also pedophiliac .

Origin of pedophile

First recorded in 1950–55; pedo-1 + -phile, or directly from Greek paidóphilos “loving children”
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