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[ped-uh-ras-tee, pee-duh-] /ˈpɛd əˌræs ti, ˈpi də-/

sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.
homosexual relations between men and boys

“sodomy of a man with a boy,” c.1600, from French pédérastie or directly from Modern Latin pæderastia, from Greek paiderastia “love of boys,” from paiderastes “pederast, lover of boys,” from pais (genitive paidos) “child, boy” (see pedo-) + erastes “lover,” from erasthai “to love” (see Eros).


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