- The definition of kempt is someone or something which is neat and tidy.
An example of kempt used as an adjective is a kempt kitchen which is a clean kitchen.
A well kempt kitchen.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: ME, combed: inch(es) mod. use, back-formation from unkempt
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Origin: Back-formation from unkempt.