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One who engages in sodomy.


(ˈsɒdəˌmaɪt) or


(Physiology) a person who practises sodomy


(ˈsɒd əˌmaɪt)

1. an inhabitant of Sodom.
2. (l.c.) a person who engages in sodomy.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin Sodomīta < Greek Sodomitēs. See Sodom, -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sodomite - someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior


[ˈsɒdəmaɪt] Nsodomita mf


n. sodomita, persona que comete sodomía.
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The narrative kicks off with Wilde filing a defamation suit against the Marquis of Queensbury for calling him a sodomite.
A The origins of the phrase, which means anything that can go wrong, will, are uncertain but sod is probably short for sodomite and is likely to be a play on God's Law.
Author Gladfelder (English, University of Manchester) begins the book with Cleland's Bombay years, when he wrote Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, then examines his many personas as a novelist, critic, translator, sodomite, atheist, and agent for the East India company in Bombay.
Neanmoins, la repression penale demeure extremement rare et les poursuites surviennent generalement lorsque d'autres crimes violents s'ajoutent au delit sexuel, auquel cas le chatiment exemplaire du fautif contribue a la demonisation du sodomite.
Keiser explains that "Cleanness's legitimation of heterosexual desire is linked to, and to a degree depends logically upon, a rhetoric of intolerance against men who take each other for lovers" (1997: 3); the text elaborates so much on the appropriateness of heterosexual acts in order to allow God's "fury against the Sodomite men [.
Concerned about the well being of his men, he finds that his old childhood friend is still under his family's ownership and that he may well be a sodomite on top of hating himself for owning slaves.
The third chapter addresses the vastly heterogeneous and transgressive social, economic, and generational composition of the sodomite constituency, which "set the basis for a system of sexuality in which any man [.
In the memoir, Pomfret described himself as "a happy, porn-writing sodomite.
Based on Annie Proulx's short story for The New Yorker, it is the tale of two sodomite sheepherders, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and the aptly named Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), who "fall in love" when forced into a tent on a cold night watching the herd.
He added: "We want to defend our children against sodomite propaganda that is rife in our society today.
There are only a couple of points of fact that might be challenged in Hammond's book: the Corona Regia, although credited to Isaac Casaubon, is thought not to be his work (not least because he was dead by 1615) (138); and the possibility that a reference to burning in a satire against James may invoke a convicted sodomite burning at the stake (146) seems improbable, given that (unlike countries such as France) England had not burned sodomites for well over a century.
If one was a Jew, for example, he was assumed to be both an enemy of God and a sodomite worthy only of death.