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A boy who has a sexual relationship with a man.
[Latin catamītus, from Catamītus, Ganymede, from Etruscan Catmite, from Greek Ganumēdēs.]
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a boy kept for homosexual purposes
[C16: from Latin Catamītus, variant of Ganymēdēs Ganymede1]
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a boy or youth having a sexual relationship with a man.
[1585–95; < Latin Catamītus < Etruscan Catmite < Greek Ganymḗdēs Ganymede]
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|Noun||1.||catamite - a boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man|
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