Definition of pederast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpedəˌrast/


A man who indulges in pederasty.
Example sentences
  • The Scouts respond that their purpose is to serve boys, not scoutmasters - and that purpose requires them to protect young boys from any pederasts who predictably might be drawn to them.
  • Yes, there are pederasts in every country - but it takes a society to make so many.
  • In later years he was convicted of being a pederast, wasn't he?


Mid 17th century: from Greek paiderastēs.

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Syllabification: ped·er·ast

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