Definition of pederast in English:


Line breaks: ped|er¦ast
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛdərast
(also paederast)


A man who indulges in pederasty.
More 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.

Definition of pederast in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell