dishevelled

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier dishevely, from Old French deschevelé (modern French déchevelé and échevelé), from dis- (dis-), + chevel (hair) (modern French cheveu).

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dishevelled (comparative more dishevelled, superlative most dishevelled)

  1. (of a person) With the hair uncombed.
  2. (by extension) Disorderly or untidy in appearance.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 6, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]

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dishevelled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of dishevel

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