dishevelled

dishevel

[dih-shev-uhl]
verb (used with object), disheveled, disheveling or (especially British) dishevelled, dishevelling.
1.
to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.
2.
to cause untidiness and disarray in: The wind disheveled the papers on the desk.

Origin:
1590–1600; back formation from disheveled

dishevelment, noun
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dishevel (dɪˈʃɛvəl)
 
vb , (US) -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
to disarrange (the hair or clothes) of (someone)
 
[C15: back formation from dishevelled]
 
di'shevelment
 
n

dishevelled or (US) disheveled (dɪˈʃɛvəld)
 
adj
1.  (esp of hair) hanging loosely
2.  (of general appearance) unkempt; untidy
 
[C15 dischevelee, from Old French deschevelé, from des-dis-1 + chevel hair, from Latin capillus]
 
disheveled or (US) disheveled
 
adj
 
[C15 dischevelee, from Old French deschevelé, from des-dis-1 + chevel hair, from Latin capillus]

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dishevel
late 14c., from O.Fr. deschevele, pp. of descheveler "to disarrange the hair," from des- "apart" + chevel "hair," from L. capillus "hair."
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