DARVO

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Acronym of “Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender”. Coined by Jennifer J. Freyd in “Violations of power, adaptive blindness, and betrayal trauma theory” (1997), Feminism & Psychology.

NounEdit

DARVO ‎(uncountable)

  1. Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender. A behavior of perpetrators of wrongdoing (especially sexual offenders), when accused of attacking their victim, reversing the roles of victim and offender.

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:DARVO.