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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.


(ˈpɛdəˌræst) or sometimes


a man who practises pederasty


(ˈpɛd əˌræst, ˈpi də-)

a man who engages in pederasty.
[1720–30; < Greek paiderastḗs lover of boys =paid- ped- + erastḗs lover, derivative of erân to love, with -tēs agent suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pederast - a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior


[ˈpedəræst] Npederasta mf


nPäderast m


[ˈpɛdərˌæst] npederasta m
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