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Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Definitions for disheveled

  1. In loose disorder; disarranged; unkempt; as, "disheveled hair."

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Citations for disheveled
His cheeks were perpetually rosy, and his thinning sandy brown hair was brushed straight back -- and disheveled just enough to suggest a man in a hurry. Kai Bird, The Color of Truth
I was known for my disheveled attire, messy desk and erratic work habits. Michael Isikoff, Uncovering Clinton
Origin of disheveled
late Middle English
Disheveled is from Old French descheveler, "to disarrange the hair," from des-, "apart" (from Latin dis-) + chevel, "hair," from Latin capillus.