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A male who is the passive partner in anal intercourse.

[Latin pathicus, submitting to sexual penetration, from Greek pathikos, from pathos, something endured, suffering; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. a catamite
2. a person who suffers; victim
3. of or relating to a catamite
4. of or relating to suffering
[C17: via Latin from Greek pathikos passive; see pathos]
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