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catamite

[kat-uh-mahyt] /ˈkæt əˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin Catamītus < Etruscan Catmite < Greek Ganymḗdēs Ganymede
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catamite

/ˈkætəˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a boy kept for homosexual purposes
Word Origin
C16: from Latin Catamītus, variant of GanymēdēsGanymede1
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Word Origin and History for catamite
catamite
1593, from L. Catamitus, corruption of Ganymedes, the beloved cup-bearer of Jupiter.
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