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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 [.
Michelangelo knew he "was acting nobly and openly, not as a sodomite in a dark alley.
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.
The Admiral ordered Juan de Luxan's throat slit because Luxan was called a traitor and a sodomite.
The elaborate ritual that takes place in the pillory suggests a collapse of this distinction: the sodomite is a threat that comes from both without and within, and that is what makes his presence so uncannily tormenting.
For scholars of the eighteenth century, Decolonizing the Sodomite does not offer direction about how these echoes reverberate in the 1700s, when many of the texts Horswell critiques were being reprinted and reconsidered according to new paradigms of reading and writing.