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A man who has sexual relations, especially anal intercourse, with a boy.

[Greek paiderastēs : pais, paid-, child; see pedo-2 + erastēs, lover (from erasthai, to love).]

ped′er·as′ty n.


(ˈpɛdəˌræstɪ) or sometimes


homosexual relations between men and boys
[C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love]
ˌpederˈastic, sometimes ˌpaederˈastic adj


(ˈpɛd əˌræs ti, ˈpi də-)

sexual relations between a man and a boy.
[1605–15; < New Latin pederastia < Greek paiderastía love of boys. See pederast, -y3]
ped`er•as′tic, adj.

pederasty, paederasty

a sexual act between two males, especially when one is a minor. — pederast, paederast, n.
See also: Children
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex


[ˈpedəræstɪ] Npederastia f


nPäderastie f


[ˈpɛdəræstɪ] npederastia


n. pederastia, relación homosexual anal esp. entre un hombre adulto y un muchacho.
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