Etymology
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kempt (adj.)

"well-combed, neat," late 14c., from past tense of archaic kemb "to comb," from Old English cemdan (see unkempt). A rare word after c. 1500; any modern use probably is a whimsical back-formation from unkempt.

updated on March 02, 2016

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Definitions of kempt from WordNet

kempt (adj.)
(of hair) neat and tidy;
a nicely kempt beard
Synonyms: tidy
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