Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person with pedophilia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person who has pedophilia.

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  • noun a person who is sexually attracted to prepubescent children.
  • noun In American psychiatry, a person attracted primarily to prepubescent children.(DSM-IV: Over a period of at least six months, recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an adult who is sexually attracted to children

Etymologies

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From pedo- +‎ -phile, after Ancient Greek παιδόφιλος (paidophilos) (from παῖς (pais, "boy, child") and φιλέω (phileō, "I love")).

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  • Scene from The IT Crowd demonstrating a rather unfortunate name.

    November 13, 2007