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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paedophile or esp (US) pedophile (ˈpiːdəʊˌfaɪl)
 
n
a person who is sexually attracted to children
 
pedophile or esp (US) pedophile
 
n

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pedophile
1951, derived noun from pedophilia.
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Example sentences
This man was a pedophile and continued until old age.
There's nobody in the chat rooms but pedophiles and undercover police.
Instead, they made him almost into a comically evil pedophile.
Then, in 1992, the case of another pedophile came to national attention.
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