Pedophile meaning

pĕdə-fīl, pēdə-
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The definition of a pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to children.

A grown man who wants to engage in sexual behavior with a 9-year-old boy or girl is an example of a pedophile.

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An adult who is sexually attracted to children. [from 20th c.]
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An adult who has sexual desire for children.
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A person with pedophilia.
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A person with pedophilia.
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Origin of pedophile

  • From pedo- +"Ž -phile, after Ancient Greek παιδόφιλος (paidophilos) (from παῖς (pais, “boy, child") and φιλέω (phileō, “I love")).

    From Wiktionary