from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To loosen and let fall (hair or clothing) in disarray.
- transitive v. To disarrange the hair or clothing of.
- transitive v. To throw into disorder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw into disorder; upheave.
- v. To disarrange or loosen (hair or clothing).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in the passive participle.
- transitive v. To spread loosely or disorderly.
- intransitive v. To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to have a disordered or neglected appearance; disarrange: said originally of the hair, but now often extended to the dress.
- To disorder or disarrange the hair or dress of; derange with regard to any covering of loose materials.
- To be spread or to hang in disorder, as the hair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. disarrange or rumple; dishevel
Back-formation from disheveled.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)