To take the virginity from (a woman) by having sexual intercourse with her.
To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
To ravage or spoil.
To remove flowers from (a plant)
Origin of deflower
- Middle English deflouren from Old French defflourer from Late Latin dēflōrāre Latin dē- de- Latin flōs flōr- flower bhel-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English deflouren, from Middle French, Old French desflorer (French déflorer), from Late Latin deflorare