Definition of pederast in English:


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


  • A man who indulges in pederasty.
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    • 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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