un·​brushed ˌən-ˈbrəsht How to pronounce unbrushed (audio)
: not cleaned or made neat with a brush : not brushed
… a shock of thick, unbrushed hair …Tad Friend
unbrushed teeth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her hair is worn in an unbrushed style, and bleach-blonde with visible roots – much like a teaser image from filming, which director Todd Phillips shared back in February. Francesca Specter, Allure, 27 Mar. 2023 Dark sweaters, no makeup, unbrushed yet somehow unruffled hair, the occasional dangly earring, an air of confidence and tranquillity. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2022 Danny was sautéing garlic when Janet emerged from her room, hair and teeth unbrushed. Clare Sestanovich, The New Yorker, 25 July 2022 In Conditioner through my untouched and unbrushed wet hair. Chelsea Hall, Marie Claire, 17 Dec. 2020 Actor and dad-of-three, Matt Bomer, ran errands this week in a sweats and unbrushed hair. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, 5 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbrushed was in 1640

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“Unbrushed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbrushed. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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