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

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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 What's the attraction of deflowering ANWR other than to make a bunch of environmentalists sad? Author: Shannyn Moore | Opinion, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s time for Alaska to shake off bonds of oil," 6 Jan. 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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The first known use of deflower was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for deflower

deflower

verb

English Language Learners Definition of deflower

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

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