Definition of pederasty in English:

pederasty

Line breaks: ped|er¦asty
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛdərasti
 
/
(also paederasty)

noun

[mass noun]
  • Sexual activity involving a man and a boy.

Derivatives

pederastic

adjective

Origin

early 17th century: from modern Latin paederastia, from Greek paiderastia, from pais, paid- 'boy' + erastēs 'lover'.

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