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dishevel

play
verb di·shev·el \di-ˈshev-əl\

Definition of dishevel

di·shev·eled or di·shev·elleddi·shev·el·ing or di·shev·el·ling play \-ˈshe-v(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to throw into disorder or disarray

di·shev·el·ment play \-ˈshev-əl-mənt\ noun


Examples of dishevel

  1. <decorations for the garden wedding that had been disheveled by the wind>



Origin of dishevel

back-formation from disheveled


First Known Use: 1598



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