To throw into disorder.
To cause (hair, clothing, etc.) to become disarranged and untidy, as by pulling or loosening, etc.; tousle or rumple.
To cause the hair or clothes of (a person) to become thus disarranged.
To disarrange or loosen (hair, clothing, etc.).
Origin of dishevel
- Back-formation from disheveled
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French descheveler