noun Psychiatry.

  1. sexual desire in an adult for a child.


  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of paedophilia

n.1900, from Greek pais (genitive paidos) “child” (see pedo-) + philos “loving” see -phile). First attested in an abstract of a report by Krafft-Ebing. n.

  1. The act or fantasy on the part of an adult of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children.

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