verb (used with object)
Origin of deport
Related Words for deporteeexpatriate, outsider, outlander, refugee, foreigner, alien, exile, expat, DP, expellee
Word Origin for deport
Meaning "banish" is first recorded 1640s, from Modern French déporter, from Latin deportare "carry off, transport, banish, exile," from de- in its sense of "off, away" + portare "to carry" (but associated by folk etymology with portus "harbor"). "The two branches are treated by Darmesteter as historically distinct words in French" [OED]. Related: Deported; deporting.