Simple Definition of deface
: to ruin the surface of (something) especially with writing or pictures
Examples of deface
The building was defaced with graffiti.
He was fined for defacing public property.
Origin of deface
Middle English, from Anglo-French *desfacer, *deffacer, from des- de- + face front, face
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with deface
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DEFACE Defined for Kids
Definition of deface
: to damage the face or surface of <Vandals defaced the statue.>
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