deflower

verb
de·​flow·​er | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce deflower (audio) \
deflowered; deflowering; deflowers

Definition of deflower

transitive verb

1 : to deprive of virginity
2 : to take away the prime beauty of

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Other Words from deflower

deflowerer noun

Examples of deflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While da Silva’s block of the Sunset may have been deflowered, the mural lives on via social media. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s short-lived Flower House shows fleeting nature of social media celebrity," 11 June 2019 By her side was Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont, who — responding to a bet from Kathryn — sets out to deflower the new headmaster’s virginal daughter Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Shocked to Find Out Cruel Intentions Has Been Listed as a Family Movie," 13 Feb. 2018 By her side was Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont, who — responding to a bet from Kathryn — sets out to deflower the new headmaster’s virginal daughter Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Shocked to Find Out Cruel Intentions Has Been Listed as a Family Movie," 13 Feb. 2018 The quasi-autobiographical story details how her horseback riding instructor (played by Elizabeth Debicki) and running coach (Jason Ritter) allegedly conspired to deflower her. Deirdre Durkan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Tale' Trailer: HBO's Laura Dern Drama Delves Into Sexual Abuse," 9 Apr. 2018 By her side was Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont, who — responding to a bet from Kathryn — sets out to deflower the new headmaster’s virginal daughter Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Shocked to Find Out Cruel Intentions Has Been Listed as a Family Movie," 13 Feb. 2018 By her side was Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont, who — responding to a bet from Kathryn — sets out to deflower the new headmaster’s virginal daughter Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Shocked to Find Out Cruel Intentions Has Been Listed as a Family Movie," 13 Feb. 2018 By her side was Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont, who — responding to a bet from Kathryn — sets out to deflower the new headmaster’s virginal daughter Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Shocked to Find Out Cruel Intentions Has Been Listed as a Family Movie," 13 Feb. 2018 By her side was Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian Valmont, who — responding to a bet from Kathryn — sets out to deflower the new headmaster’s virginal daughter Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Shocked to Find Out Cruel Intentions Has Been Listed as a Family Movie," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of deflower

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deflower

Middle English deflouren, from Middle French or Late Latin; Old French desflorer, from Late Latin deflorare, from Latin de- + flor-, flos flower — more at blow

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“Deflower.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deflowered. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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More Definitions for deflower

deflower

verb
How to pronounce deflower (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of deflower

literary : to have sex with (someone who has not had sex before)

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