- But modern tales about an older man deflowering a girl take a gauzier view: Often the girl does the seducing, and the affair leads to her empowerment.
- So, she devises an incredibly complex scheme that requires Phillippe to deflower many virgins.
- The count plots to exercise his droit de seigneur, the right of titled men to deflower the brides of lesser folk.
Late Middle English: from Old French desflourer, from a variant of late Latin deflorare, from de- (expressing removal) + Latin flos, flor- 'a flower'.
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