un·​trimmed ˌən-ˈtrimd How to pronounce untrimmed (audio)
: not made trim or neat by cutting or clipping : not trimmed
an untrimmed beard

Examples of untrimmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) released 80 minutes of untrimmed footage from its first filmed voyage to the sunken ship. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 17 Feb. 2023 Inside, long-defunct wires dangle untrimmed from stained and broken ceiling tiles. David Frum, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2022 When left untrimmed, the dew claws continue to grow and eventually pierce back into a pet’s leg! baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 20 June 2021 The untrimmed hairs on his neck, under his beard, are white. Jessica Lustig, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 Power lines owned by PG&E were blamed for several large wildfires in recent years, with strong winds and untrimmed vegetation hastening the damage. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2019 In his 50s, Charles Darwin cultivated an untrimmed one, with lavish side whiskers, supposedly because his wife Emma wanted him to. Elizabeth Lowry, WSJ, 4 May 2018 By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st, Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 21 June 2014 All the adult dogs were dirty, flea-infested, and had long, untrimmed claws. Thomas MacMillan, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untrimmed was circa 1529

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“Untrimmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrimmed. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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