(Of a person or a place) maintained in a neat and clean condition; well cared for: she was looking as thoroughly kempt as ever
More example sentences
- She had lived in New York for about a year, moving up from Chicago after being offered the job when she turned 18, and settling herself away from her family in a well kempt area in the heart of the City.
- It looked like it was a well kempt city, but this bus stop stuck out like a sore thumb.
- They were to be clean and kempt in person, and to display personal identification (including a photograph) in the cab.
Old English cemd-, past participle of cemban 'to comb', of Germanic origin; related to comb. The Middle English form kemb survives in dialect.
Definition of kempt in:
- The US English dictionary