Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various forms of sexual acts regarded as perverted, especially anal intercourse, oral-anal contact, or sexual intercourse with an animal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Unnatural sexual relations, as between persons of the same sex, or with beasts.

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

  • noun Carnal copulation in a manner against nature; buggery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun immorality in general
  • noun any of various forms of sexual intercourse held to be unnatural, particularly bestiality.
  • noun anal sex

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

  • noun intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English sodomie, from Old French, from Sodome, Sodom, from Latin Sodoma, from Greek, from Hebrew sədōm.]

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From Sodom, where the Bible, in Genesis chapters 18 and 19 and elsewhere, suggests sexual depravity.

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