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Definition of "deflower" [de•flow•er]

  • To take away the virginity of (a woman). (verb-transitive)
  • To destroy the innocence, integrity, or beauty of; ravage. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deflower" in a sentence
  • "April 2006: On welcoming the then newly elected female MP Mara Carfagna to parliament he joked: "I am obliged to remind you of a rule in the Forza Italia group, the jus primae noctis" (a Latin reference to the medieval "law of the first night" which gave the lord of an estate the right to "deflower" new brides)?"
  • "If I deflower a Valkyrie before wedding her, I will never earn ohalla."
  • "She supplied him with virgins, including her own sister, to first deflower and then destroy, taping and narrating each escapade for later private viewing."