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