Kempt definition

kĕmpt
Neat; tidy; well-groomed.
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Tidy; trim.

A nicely kempt beard.

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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.

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Neat and tidy; especially used of hair.
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Origin of kempt

  • Back-formation from unkempt

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

  • Originally a past participle of Old English cemban (“to comb”). Modern uses are back-formations from the negative unkempt.

    From Wiktionary