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[kempt] /kɛmpt/

neatly or tidily kept:
a kempt little cottage.
combed, as hair.
(of hair) tidy; combed See also unkempt

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


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