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pedophile

[ped-uh-fahyl or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˈpɛd əˌfaɪl or, esp. British, ˈpi də-/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an adult who is sexually attracted to young children.
Also, especially British, paedophile [pee-duh-fahyl] /ˈpi dəˌfaɪl/ (Show IPA).
Also, pedophiliac.
Origin of pedophile
1950-1955
1950-55; pedo-1 + -phile, or directly < Greek paidóphilos ‘loving children’
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n.

1951, derived noun from pedophilia.

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