"person with pedophilia," 1951, derived noun from pedophilia. Paedophile is better.
1900, "abnormal, especially sexual, love of young children," from pedo- (from Greek pais (genitive paidos) "child") + Greek philos "loving" (see -phile). First attested in an abstract of a report by Krafft-Ebing. Paedophilia is better.
see pedophile; also see pedo-, æ (1).
updated on July 27, 2022