Definition of catamite in English:

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catamite

Pronunciation: /ˈkadəˌmīt/

noun

archaic
A boy kept for homosexual practices.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin catamitus, via Etruscan from Greek Ganumēdēs (see Ganymede).

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Syllabification: cat·a·mite

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