Definition of sodomy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɒdəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːdəmi//
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a sexual act in which a man puts his penis in somebody’s, especially another man’s, anus Word OriginMiddle English: from medieval Latin sodomia, from late Latin peccatum Sodomiticum ‘sin of Sodom’ (after the Bible, Gen. 19:5, which implies that the men of Sodom practised homosexual rape) (see Sodom and Gomorrah).