pedophile etymology

English word pedophile comes from English -phile, English pedo-

Detailed word origin of pedophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
pedo- English (eng) Relating to soil. (North America) Relating to children. Relating to feet.
pedophile English (eng) (general use) An adult who is sexually attracted to or engages in sexual acts with a child.. (psychiatry) A person aged 16 years old or older who is mostly or only sexually attracted toward prepubescent children. [from 20th c.].

Words with the same origin as pedophile

Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile amphiphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile mesophile necrophile oenophile parthenophile pianophile pronucleophile psammophile redophile scopophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile