well-kept

kept

[kept]
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of keep.
adjective
2.
having the expression of principles, ideas, etc., controlled, dominated, or determined by one whose money provides support: a kept press; a kept writer.

Origin:
1670–80 for def 2

unkept, adjective
well-kept, adjective
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kept (kɛpt)
 
vb
1.  the past tense and past participle of keep
2.  censorious kept woman a woman maintained by a man as his mistress

well-kept
 
adj
maintained in good condition: the front lawns are well kept

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well-kept
c.1400, from well (adv.) + pp. of keep.
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