Simple Definition of unkempt
: not neat or orderly : messy or untidy
Examples of unkempt
She wore rumpled clothing and her hair was unkempt.
<an unkempt and cluttered room>
Origin of unkempt
Middle English unkemd, unkempt, from un- + kembed, kempt, past participle of kemben to comb, from Old English cemban; akin to Old High German chempen to comb, Old English camb comb — more at comb
First Known Use: 14th century
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