Dishevel Definition

disheveled, disheveling, dishevelled, dishevelling, dishevels
disheveled, dishevelled, dishevelling, dishevels
To cause (hair, clothing, etc.) to become disarranged and untidy, as by pulling or loosening, etc.; tousle or rumple.
Webster's New World
To cause the hair or clothes of (a person) to become thus disarranged.
Webster's New World
To throw into disorder.
American Heritage

To throw into disorder; upheave.


Origin of Dishevel

  • Back-formation from disheveled

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French descheveler

    From Wiktionary

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