catamite


catamite

noun

  1. a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man.

noun

  1. a boy kept for homosexual purposes
n.

“boy used in pederasty,” 1590s, from Latin Catamitus, corruption of Ganymedes, the name of the beloved cup-bearer of Jupiter (see Ganymede). Cicero used it as a contemptuous insult against Antonius.

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