• WordNet 3.6
    • n sodomy intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sodomy Carnal copulation in a manner against nature; buggery.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sodomy Unnatural sexual relations, as between persons of the same sex, or with beasts.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sodomy sod′om-i unnatural sexuality, so called because imputed to the inhabitants of Sodom
    • ***


  • Winston Churchill
    “The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    “One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy.”
  • Marty Feldman
    Marty Feldman
    “Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Sodom,. a country mentioned in the Bible: cf. F. sodomite,


In literature:

It was supposed to be a male, and was looked upon as a result of sodomy.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The offences laid to his charge were sorcery, sodomy, and murder.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
Notwithstanding its prevalence, sodomy was still severely punished from time to time.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
I knew nothing of sodomy.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Heresy, Polygamy, Sodomy and Witchcraft, and when any are convicted, 'tis called the Act of Faith.
"Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton" by Daniel Defoe
Trials for =sodomy= and =bestiality= are common at the assizes, but, as they are rarely reported, they fail to attract attention.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
He was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to prison for ten years, January 15, 1911.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
The traveller mocks at Priapus' threat of sodomy, regarding it as a pleasure instead of as a punishment.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
So in sodomie, & beastialitie, if ther be not penetration.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
He mentioned sodomy in particular, as the most abominable crime.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet

In news:

In the next two weeks, the Supreme Court will rule, in Lawrence v Texas, on the constitutionality of Texas's law criminalizing consensual homosexual sodomy.
Boy Scout troop leader, 18, indicted on sodomy charges.
Sodomy is not a civil right.
Henderson Man Arrested on Rape, Sodomy Charges Saturday.
A Henderson man has been arrested on rape and sodomy charges.
45-year-old Stephen Stone is accused of first-degree Rape, first-degree Sodomy , and first-degree Criminal Sex Act.
A man has been arrested on charges of sodomy and possession of child pornography.
A man charged with three counts of sodomy dating back to the 70s says he's not guilty.
He's been charged with first, second, and third degree sodomy .
Ronald Braun been charged with first, second, and third degree sodomy .
Bristol, Virginia police arrested Gus Edward Katelouzos Sunday morning on charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit rape, along with actual rape and sodomy .
Two Arkansas brothers jailed in Oklahoma in the 2010 murder of a 22-yearold Fort Smith woman were charged Friday with forcible sodomy in connection with the case.
UGA cop suspended after sodomy allegation.
Former Boy Scout troop leader and Keswick resident David Watkins, 49, was charged with forcible sodomy Wednesday, November 28.
A Chantilly man is facing a possible two life terms in prison after pleading guilty recently to rape and forcible sodomy .