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dishevel

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

Definition of DISHEVEL

transitive verb
:  to throw into disorder or disarray
di·shev·el·ment \-ˈshev-əl-mənt\ noun
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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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