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catamite Syllabification: cat·a·mite
Pronunciation: /ˈkadəˌmīt/

Definition of catamite in English:

noun

archaic

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with catamite

Adullamite • dynamite

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