paedophiliac

pedophile

[ped-uh-fahyl or, esp. British, pee-duh-]
noun Psychiatry.
an adult who is sexually attracted to young children.
Also, especially British, paedophile [pee-duh-fahyl] .


Origin:
1950–55; pedo-1 + -phile, or directly < Greek paidóphilos ‘loving children’

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paedophilia or pedophilia (ˌpiːdəʊˈfɪlɪə)
 
n
the condition of being sexually attracted to children
 
pedophilia or pedophilia
 
n
 
paedo'philiac or pedophilia
 
n, —adj
 
pedo'philiac or pedophilia
 
n, —adj

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pedophile
1951, derived noun from pedophilia.
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