Variant of defame
- to attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
- Archaic to bring infamy on; disgrace
- Obsolete to accuse
Origin: Middle English defamen, diffamen ; from Old French diffamer or Midieval Latin defamere, both ; from Classical Latin diffamare ; from dis-, from plush fama: see fame
- defamer noun
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