American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pluck the feathers from.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strip or pluck the feathers from; deprive of plumage; pluck.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage.
- v. To lay bare; to expose.
- v. strip of feathers
- v. strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
- Latin deplumare; Latin de- + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: compare deplumis featherless, and French déplumer. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English deplumen, from Old French deplumer, from Medieval Latin dēplūmāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin plūma, feather. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If God forgives, then we must do the same. nom deplume, esq.”
“Thank the Lord that she is not our Vice President!!! nom deplume”
“She will continue to do the magnificent job that she always does. nom deplume, esq.”
“This would be ok in the dubya administration but not in Presidents Obama's nom deplume, esq.”
“I am glad someone of his stature will mention it because it needs to be mentioned nom deplume, esq.”
“Change our great-great-great grandkids can afford nom deplume, esq.”
“Is this supposed to be a god thing for Dodd ... nom deplume, esq.”
“He got caught up in a situation he could never survive. nom deplume”
“Unfortunately the 'Medal of Freedom' lost any credibility once Bush Jr. awarded it to George Slam-Dunk-Case-For-Iraq-War Tenet. nom deplume, esq.”
“What a sad day for Minnesota and the USA nom deplume”
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